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. Volume XVII Number 6. . . .October 8, 2010
Within the first seven titles of the "Timberwolves" series, Tom, Stu and Johnny have learned about friendship and girls—and have played pranks—have helped each other out of scrapes—and have played pranks—have eaten gross food—and have played pranks; and through it all, they have played hockey. In the eighth and final title of the "Timberwolves" series, however, Johnny may have met his match. Timberwolf Prey moves the plot away from the three musketeers' interactions to focus specifically on a dilemma that Johnny must solve on his own.
In Timberwolf Prey, Johnny may have to learn one of the hardest lessons of all: how to be true to one's principles while controlling one's temper when being baited, intentionally or unintentionally, by someone else. On the ice, the Timberwolves have made it to the championship finals. The series should be an exciting set of games resulting in the team that plays the best taking the trophy. Unfortunately, the outcome of the series may hinge on Johnny's ability to deal with an opponent from the other team, Dale, who knows that not playing by the rules may take Johnny out of the game. In fact, Dale is proud of his ability to provoke Johnny into getting penalties without getting one himself. This time, the joke is on Johnny, and, if he is unable to learn to control himself and his temper, the whole team may find themselves losers. Can Johnny learn to play so he can be proud of himself on and off the ice?
Jonine Bergen is a librarian working in Winnipeg, MB.
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