Roughing

by Lorna Schultz Nicholson

Josh is off to an elite hockey camp for the summer, where he shares a room with Peter, a talented player from the Northwest Territories. Peter is skilled enough to give Kevin, the star junior player, some serious competition, which creates trouble on and off the ice.
Fast-paced sports action novels that get kids reading.


In this sequel to Interference, Josh is off to an elite hockey camp for the summer, where he shares a room with a talented player from the Northwest Territories named Peter Kuiksak. Peter is skilled enough to give Kevin, the star junior player, some serious competition, which creates trouble on and off the ice. In Roughing, differences and special challenges lead to some tough team dynamics that will take strength, understanding, and courage to overcome. [Fry Reading Level - 3.8

About the Author

LORNA SCHULTZ NICHOLSON has written picture books, middle grade and YA fiction, and non-fiction. She has also written, produced, and hosted programs for television and radio, and is well known in Western Canada for her print journalism, including sports writing. Lorna regularly visits schools to share her passion for literacy with students. She lives in Edmonton with her husband and their two dogs.

Reviews

"For those reading Ms. Nicholson for the first time may be surprised at how good she is. I highly recommend Roughing. A hockey book for all seasons. A first round pick!"
Larry Lund, President of Okanagan Hockey Schools
"Lorna Shultz Nicholson has created a sympathetic character in Josh, with whom children dealing with illness in their personal lives may identify....The novel sends positive messages about living with an illness and standing up for what is right."
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"Readers who enjoy hockey will appreciate the vocabulary, the environment and general feel of the game that Nicholson brings."
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