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The Wicked Slapshot

The Wicked Slapshot

by Irene Punt, illustrated by Bojan Redzic

ISBN 9780439948975 Paperback
64 Pages | 5.29" x 7.63" | Ages 7 to 9
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Tom meets a new friend at hockey camp — can he help him become a better player?

Tom isn't looking forward to hockey camp because his friends aren't going with him. But soon he is enjoying the new coach and the hockey drills, and even making a new friend. At the end of the camp, Tom invites Harty to his house for more practice. The next day, when he spots a way to improve Harty's slapshot, Tom e-mails him with a suggestion.

Five months later, the two boys are surprised to find themselves playing opposite each other in a hockey tournament. Will Harty have learned from Tom's advice? The illustrations, easy-to-read text, and lots of on-ice action are sure to score with young hockey fans!


  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2007

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  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic


Also by
Irene Punt

  • Tryout Trouble
  • The Rink Rats
  • Hockey Rules!
  • The Funny Faceoff

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