The Basketball Player.
Roch Carrier. Illustrated by Sheldon Cohen.
Grades 3 - 6 / Ages 8 - 11.
Roch Carrier's new book in his sports related series follows The Hockey Sweater and The Boxing Champion in an appealing look at a young boy's introduction to basketball at Seminaire De St. Georges in Ste. Justine, Quebec. Our hero is followed from his arrival at the Seminaire where he is taken under the tutelage of an old priest, who leads the new boys into the school gym.
Dropping a basketball in the boy's hands the priest says, "All you have to do is drop the ball into the basket you can see over there. "
"First I located the basket . . . then I threw the ball as hard as I could. It rose slowly to the ceiling then it fell back down in front of me.
"I know you're a champion, even if it doesn't show today, " the old priest observed.
"I've never played this game before" I explained
"The best way to learn," said the old priest, is by playing . You ' re going to be on the basketball team."
So begins our young hero' s journey to the provincial championships. An excellent read sure to appeal to boys and girls alike.
Michele Kallio is a former teacher/librarian living in Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick..
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