Imprint:Orca Book Publishers - Victoria
Audience:Juvenile: Age (years) 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) 4 - 7, Grade (US) 4 - 7, Reading age 9 - 12
Dimensions:7in x 4.25 x 0.5 in | 140 gr
Page Count:176 pages
Sonya Spreen Bates is a Canadian writer living in South Australia. She grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, where she obtained a degree in linguistics from the University of Victoria. She then studied speech-language pathology at Dalhousie University and has spent many years working with children with communication disorders. Sonya writes for children and adults and has been published in Australia and New Zealand as well as Canada.
"Sports fans will be drawn to the book by it's subject matter. The fully developed characters and story line packs a punch." - School Library Journal
"Spreen Bates deftly takes the reader through the ups and downs of growing up. She expertly portrays real life struggles without making them too cliché. Moreover, in Leon Kline, we have found a character for whom the reader is willing to root." - CM Magazine
"This is a solid book with contemporary themes and it works well…Leon is well fleshed out as a character." - Resource Links