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category: Children's Fiction
published: Sep 2011
publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
imprint: Lorimer

Little's Losers

by Robert Rayner

tagged: friendship

The Brunswick Valley School soccer team are not just bad -- they're terrible. They haven't won a game all season and they bicker endlessly amongst themselves. They're such a disaster that their coach resigns in disgust. When, by an administrative anomaly, they qualify for the season playoffs, the only person they can find to act as coach is their former kindergarten teacher, Miss Little, who applies the "rules of kindergarten" to the game. To everyone's surprise, they start to win. In this hilarious follow-up to Walker's Runners, a struggling team learns the true meaning of success.

About the Author

Robert Rayner

A former principal, teacher and journalist in England, Newfoundland and New Brunswick, Robert Rayner now concentrates on writing, and has six young adult novels and one adult novel in print. His stories have been shortlisted for the Ann Connor Brimer Children’s Literature Prize and the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award. He lives on the Magaguadavic River in St. George, New Brunswick.
Contributor Notes

ROBERT RAYNER is a former elementary school principal. His books featuring the kids from Brunswick Valley include Walker's Runners, nominated for the Ann Connor Brimer Award; Falling Star and Just for Kicks, both Hackmatack Award nominees; and Suspended, chosen as a Best Book for Kids and Teens by the Canadian Children's Book Centre.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
9 to 13
4 to 8
Reading age:
7 to 10
  • Winner, Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection
Editorial Reviews

"I really enjoyed this book. It was really well done and has some good lessons to learn. I think this book is good for children 7-10 years old."

— Independently Reviewed

This book would be suitable for a variety of readers who like realistic fiction and sports stories. It would appeal to both male and female readers because of the subplots. Public and school libraries would benefit from having this book in their collection.

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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