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Arlo thinks his mother is crazy for taking a job in a small town, far away from his old home and his good friends. And to make matters worse, the students at his new school are crazy--hockey crazy. Arlo has never laced up a pair of skates in his life, and he's not about to start. To avoid making a complete fool of himself in front of his classmates, Arlo joins a group of m ...more
Published September 1st 2008
(first published September 1st 2007)
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Great for 3rd-5th graders, especially any who have to move to a new place. Makes mention of Victoria BC, which is kinda kool for those who live out here, but is mostly set in Alberta. Lots of ice hockey references and the main character is a boy, so could also be a good reluctant reader pick.
Chris McMahen is an elementary school teacher-librarian living near Armstrong, British Columbia. When he's not busy writing, teaching, or spending time with his family, he can be found cycling the back roads of the Spallumcheen Valley or making peculiar pottery.