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Rocket Blues

Rocket Blues

by David Skuy

ISBN 9781443133753 Paperback
ISBN 9781443133760 Ebook
240 Pages | 5.02" x 7.74" | Ages 9 to 12
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When Rocket gets cut from his AAA bantam hockey team, he needs to re-evaluate his priorities.

Bryan Rockwood (aka "Rocket") is faced with the unthinkable: being cut from the Huskies — the AAA hockey team he has played on for three years. With no other teams interested in him, Bryan reluctantly joins a AA team, the Blues, at his best friend Maddy's insistence.

Things only get worse when Rocket sees that the Blues don't take hockey seriously. Facing the Huskies in the round robin will give Rocket the chance to prove his skills, but in order to keep his hockey dreams (and his friends) Rocket will have to realize that while hockey is his passion, it is not his entire life.


  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2016
  • Winner, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice), 2016
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2016
  • Short-listed, Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2015
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2015

Rights Sold

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David Skuy

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