Power Play

by Michele Martin Bossley

Power Play is a dramatic and fast-paced story about a boy who who wants to play hockey — not get hurt.

When Zach Thomas broke his wrist going into the boards early in the hockey season, he thought he was done for the year. But as his Cochrane, Alberta, Pee Wee team gets ready for the play-offs, his doctor tells him he's healed-up enough to pay. Zach isn't so sure.
His fear of being checked hard in the corner makes him very reluctant to head back out on the ice. To make matters worse, a tough guy on an opposing team claims he has unfinished business with Zach. When he gets to talk with an NHL pro, however, Zach learns from experience how to stand up to his fears--and to the bully.
Power Play shows how sport helps us face our fears, and overcome them.

About the Author

MICHELE MARTIN BOSSLEY was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, but grew up in Calgary from the time she was five. She is the author of ten other children's books including Taking a Dive, runner-up for the R. Ross Annett Award in Children's Literature, and The Perfect Gymnast, nominated for the 1999 Manitoba Reader's Choice Award. One of her more recent books, Pool Princess, has been nominated for a Golden Eagle Children's Choice Award.

Reviews

Praise for Michele Martin Bossley's fiction:
"The Winning Edge is an extremely attractive and well-written addition to the notable Sport Stories series. Highly recommended."
Canadian Book Review Annual
"A brilliant mix of hockey knowledge and swiftly moving narrative, Power Play is a great novel for any young reader who has a passion for sports and a desire for a compelling story."
Rob Bittner, CM: Canadian Review of Materials

Awards

Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection
2003

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