by Dirk McLean
Since Dexter's parents' death, he's been living with his aunt in her Scarborough apartment. Even though it's been two years, Dexter is still struggling to control his anger and so far the best way for him to do this is through sports. Then one day he snaps and attacks the pitcher during a baseball game, and Dex suddenly finds himself off the team. His aunt gives him two options: find another sports team, or go back to trombone lessons. But no other coach seems willing to give Dexter and his now-legendary temper a chance . . .
Dexter's best friend, Atul, suggests that he try out for the school's cricket squad, but Dexter's not so sure. Despite his Carribean heritage, he knows almost nothing about cricket, and thinks it's a wimpy sport anyway. But Dex's batting skills make him a shoo-in, and to his surprise, he even starts to enjoy himself -- until the squad captain, jealous of Dex's natural skill, makes his life even more difficult than before.
About the Author
Josh, Sam and Peter are together again for their last summer at hockey camp. Josh is certain that nothing could be better than playing with his friends and cousin Troy, until he discovers that his card shark cousin is gambling with the team's success.$16.95, HardcoverInterest ages: 10-13Reading level: Grade 2Off the Wall is a fast-paced, boisterous story with lots of plot twists and plenty of soccer to keep young readers amused.$16.95, HardcoverInterest ages: 10-13Reading level: Grade 3A friendly soccer match becomes serious and less fun when adults get involved. It's up to the kids to reclaim the spirit of the sport.$16.95, HardcoverInterest ages: 10-13Reading level: Grade 4