PUCK GRABBER by C.P. & O.B. Jackson
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Chalk up a number of goals for this swift sports story; action, a set of values, believable characters with plausible motivations and a clear story line. (Set in easy reading vocabulary with short simple sentences this will provide a natural for remedial reading purposes at a younger level.) This shows the development of Bill Jones as captain of the Meinland High hockey team. Bill, like many of his real-life counterparts, resented the limelight-seeker Cliff Beardsley, who grabbed the puck, leaving his team mates no opportunity to score. It took Bill a long time to realize that part of his responsibility as Captain included pressuring Cliff into better sportsmanship. Swift action on the ice gives tips and pointers to hockey fans.

Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 1957
Publisher: McGraw-Hill-Whittlesey House