Hockey Night in Transcona.
Grades 4 - 6 / Ages 9 - 11.
Cody's body was plastered onto the boards, his helmet knocking once, twice against the Plexiglas. His head seemed to swish around inside the helmet like jello inside a bowl. Then the defender who'd nailed him finished the job off by sneaking a quick elbow to the ribs. A whistle blew.
Hockey Night in Transcona is John Danakas's best sports novel yet. He is a former editor and writer for the Winnipeg Sun, and previously wrote two novels in Lorimer's "Sports Stories" series for the same age level -- Curve Ball and Lizzie's Soccer Showdown.
Lorraine Douglas is the Youth Services Coordinator for the Winnipeg Public Library. She played league hockey for years in Winnipeg before realizing she would never get into the NHL.
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