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Something to Prove: The story of hockey tough guy Bobby Clarke (Lorimer Recordbooks) Library Binding – October 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 11 and up
  • Grade Level: 6 - 12
  • Lexile Measure: 810L (What's this?)
  • Series: Lorimer Recordbooks
  • Library Binding: 96 pages
  • Publisher: James Lorimer (October 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552774813
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552774816
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.5 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,945,270 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mortillaro's breezy, fact-filled biography of hockey legend Bobby Clarke is just the thing for hockey-crazed reluctant readers... Kids who like "infotainment" will be drawn to this book as it reads like a novel but includes fact boxes, photographs and a glossary. The author keeps her chapters short, makes good use of cliff-hangers, and manages to keep her descriptions of hockey games and plays exciting and easy to picture. Even kids who are not that keen on hockey will find the figure of Clarke an interesting subject. Something to Prove is a good fit for collections of easy-to-read, but substantial biographies, and will be enjoyed by young hockey fans. (Elizabeth Walker, a teacher-librarian in Vancouver, BC, doesn't really like hockey CM: Canadian Review of Materials 2010-01-11)

About the Author

NICOLE MORTILLARO is a children's sports books author and editor. She is an avid hockey fan (Leafs, not Flyers!) and has edited several bestseilling children's hockey books. Nicole lives north of Toronto with her daughter.

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By Flyer 16 on October 22, 2013
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I think it was a little to short even for young readers it gave you a lot of facts but not enough of a story.
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Came all in one piece and I'm sure my father will love it.
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