Nothing But Net

by Michael Coldwell

Nothing but Net is the hilarious tale of the Cape Breton Grizzlie Bears, a bedraggled group of basketball misfits who turn sure defeat into heart-warming victory.

The Cape Breton Grizzly Bears are a bad news basketball team--they haven't won a single game all season. But the rules say a team from their region has to play in the Nova Scotia Invitational Tournament in Halifax, and they're it.
Their "star" player is the harebrained Chip Carson, whose constant scheming and practical jokes keep his coach and teammates permanently on edge. Once in Halifax, however, Chip's antics rally the team, driving them on an improbable run for the title.
Nothing But Net is the hilarious story of a bedraggled group of basketball misfits who turn certain defeat into heart-warming victory.

Fry Reading Level - 4.2

About the Author

Michael Coldwell

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, MICHAEL COLDWELL has worked as a reporter and freelance writer. As an aspiring stand-up comic, he performs at various Toronto nightclubs. He is an avid basketball player who insists he would be in the NBA today if it weren't for his trick knee.


"Nothing But Net is a fast-paced, comic novel... recommended."
Canadian Book Review Annual
Nothing But Net is recommended for readers in grades 5-7 who are interested in sports, especially basketball, and who don't want to tackle anything too complicated.Recommended.
Laura Dick, CM: Review of Materials


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