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By KADOHATA, Cynthia

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9781481446617
Publisher
S. & S. Atheneum


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2018  |  Middle Grade

Gr 4–6—"Hockey kid" Conor McRae is obsessed with his sport. At age 12, he's playing for an elite level team in his L.A. suburb and begins competing nationally. A mediocre student, he devotes himself totally to training and practicing for his planned career as a pro hockey player. All of this is a challenge for Conor's police officer dad, a widower who is now divorced from his second wife. To compound matters, Conor's Doberman, Sinbad, is diagnosed with cancer and will require a $7,000 treatment. Kadohata is a hoc...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on February 1, 2018

Eleven-year-old Conor MacRae has two passions in life: ice hockey, which he plays and practices for obsessively; and his dog, Sinbad, who is diagnosed with cancer early in the novel. Sinbad's expensive medical treatment eats into the limited money that also must fund Conor's hockey participation, leading Conor to earn money...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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