________________ CM . . . . Volume XIII Number 12 . . . . February 2, 2007

cover Tiger Threat. (Orca Sports). 

Sigmund Brouwer.
Victoria, BC: Orca, 2006.
168 pp., pbk., $9.95.
ISBN 1-55143-639-6.
 
Grades 5-8 / Ages 10-13.
 
Review by Jean Nickel.
 
**½  /4 

excerpt:

“Kitty! Kitty!” I heard him say in a happy voice. During the Christmas break, he’d been watching cartoons to learn English. “Kitty! Kitty!”
 
I looked up with a degree of hopefulness. A cat? In the Moore’s yard? Pookie would be bolting out through the doggie door at any second to yap at me and Vlad. If I were lucky, the cat would be big enough to teach Pookie the lesson in manners that I wished I could.
 
I didn’t see Pookie though.
 
Nor did I see a cat.
 
Instead I saw a skunk on the sidewalk at the Moore’s back steps. It must have wandered in from the trees along the river. 

     Tiger Threat, written by Sigmund Brouwer, is a book about Vladislav Malininich, a Russian hockey player, and Ray Hockaday, the centre for the Medicine Hat Tigers. It is Ray’s job to look after Vlad while he is in Canada and to teach him about the Canadian way of life, but doing so proves to be a lot more dangerous than what Ray first anticipated. He soon discovers that the Russian Mafia is after Vlad, and it takes all of Ray’s cunning and the help of friends to get them out of a dangerous situation.
 
     This is a fun read for anyone who is interested in hockey or a good fiction story. There is enough excitement to keep even the most reluctant reader interested.
 
     Sigmund Brouwer is a prolific writer in a number of genres, and he divides his time between Red Deer, AB, and Nashville, TN. He is an author who enjoys visiting schools and talking about his books and writing techniques. Students always look forward to his visits.
 
Recommended. 

Jean Nickel is a library technician at the Westglen School in Didsbury, AB.  

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