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list price: $9.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
category: Children's Nonfiction
published: Sep 2009
ISBN:9781552770306
publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
imprint: Lorimer

Fighting for Gold

The Story of Canada's Sledge Hockey Paralympic Gold

by Lorna Schultz Nicholson

tagged: hockey, olympics
Description

Canada is internationally recognized as a leader in men's and women's hockey - but in 2006 Canada had yet to conquer the world of sledge hockey, the Paralympic version of ice hockey played by athletes with a physical disability in the lower part of the body. The Canadian Men's Sledge Hockey team came into the 2006 games as underdogs. Yet, through determination, guts and guile, they overcame all obstacles to win gold.

[Fry Reading Level - 4.7

About the Author

Lorna Schultz Nicholson

LORNA SCHULTZ NICHOLSON grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario, and as a child loved to read, write and compete in all kinds of sports. She is the respected author of many middle-grade and YA novels, the Puckster picture book series, and several non-fiction books about hockey, including the Amazing Hockey Stories series. Lorna lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her family. Not surprisingly, she is a HUGE Edmonton Oilers fan. Visit her online at www.lornaschultznicholson.com.

Contributor Notes

LORNA SCHULTZ NICHOLSON has written picture books, middle grade and YA fiction, and non-fiction. She has also written, produced, and hosted programs for television and radio, and is well known in Western Canada for her print journalism, including sports writing. Lorna regularly visits schools to share her passion for literacy with students. She lives in Edmonton with her husband and their two dogs.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 18
Grade:
8 to 12
Reading age:
12 to 18
Awards
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award, 2011-12
Editorial Review

"Throughout this book, author Lorna Schultz Nicholson demonstrates both her ability to tell a good story and her thorough hockey knowledge. The book is fast-paced and action-packed, but also very empathetic towards the struggles and amazing achievements of the members of the team. Readers will find themselves drawn into the personal challenges that the team members overcame to win gold at the 2006 Paralympic Games."

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