Billy's father is a player's nightmare: the classic sports dad who is never satisfied. He intrudes on practices, bullies the coach, yells at the other players, and worst of all, actually comes into the locker room to help Billy put on his gear. The season's over now, but not according to Mr. Fowler. Billy has to put in two whole weeks at summer hockey camp, even though his teammates are doing just one. It's clear that Billy needs help standing up to the father he worships. So what are teammates for? .
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Grade 4-8-In this seventh book in the series, Brooks focuses on the team's hotdogging center. In his first-person narrative, Billy describes his overbearing father, who pushes him to play hard, interferes with the coach, and often insults his son's teammates. Dad even enrolls Billy in two sessions of hockey camp, thinking that the repetition will hone the boy's skills. As the youngest player on the Wings, Billy feels isolated from his teammates. He is surprised and pleased, therefore, when Zip and the gang invite him to the beach during summer vacation. The only problem is getting his father's permission to go. As in earlier titles, there is plenty of game action to keep young readers interested. Although hockey is the backdrop for the story, there is much more going on as the plot unfolds and Billy tries to find his place on the team. With believable characters and fast-moving action, this easy-to-read title will score a goal in any library where sports fiction is enjoyed.
Barb Lawler, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA
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Book Description HarperTrophy, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0064407071
Book Description HarperTrophy, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0064407071
Book Description HarperTrophy, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 64407071
Book Description HarperTrophy, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110064407071