No one’s more surprised than hockey rookie Dixon Woods when he actually makes the champion Wolfbay Wings team—the best in half the country last year. But this year the Wings’ coach has left for another club, taking the five best players with him—and now the former champs are almost the worst in the league. It’ll take all of Woodsie’s hockey smarts to help turn things around. Is he smart enough and tough enough to take the heat?
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Bruce Brooks was born in Virginia and began writing fiction at age ten. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972 and from the University Of Iowa Writer’s Workshop in 1980. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, a magazine writer, newsletter editor, movie critic, teacher and lecturer.
Bruce Brooks has twice received the Newbery Honor, first in 1985 for Moves Make the Man, and again in 1992 for What Hearts. He is also the author of Everywhere, Midnight Hour Encores, Asylum for Nightface, Vanishing, and Throwing Smoke. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.From School Library Journal:
Grade 4-6. The Wolfbay Wings Squirt A team starts off their season minus the "star" players from last season. How the hockey team reacts and grows is seen through the eyes of Cody Cooper (Codes), Dixon Woods (Woodsie), and Zachary James (Zip). Each boy's development as a person and as a team player is highlighted in separate novels. Codes must learn how to help the team become a stronger group, even if it means defying his father, the coach. Woodsie must find a way to bolster his confidence and help the team turn itself into a cohesive unit. Zip must find a way to work through his anger at being left behind by his best friend and not tear the team apart. While this series is aimed at hockey fans, readers unfamiliar with the intricacies of the sport will find themselves involved in the lives of these 11 year olds. Brooks successfully brings the boys into sharp focus, each with his own problem that is solved by the story's end, thus creating a sense of completion to each one. While Matt Christopher's Face-Off (Little, Brown, 1989), Alfred Slote's The Hotshot (Watts, 1977; o.p.), and Chris Lynch's The Iceman (HarperCollins, 1994) focus only on the individual, the "Wolfbay Wings" series brings together all of the elements that make a sports team successful.?Jana R. Fine, Clearwater Public Library System,
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Book Description HarperTrophy, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0064405974
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