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Picture Book
Pages: 32
Themes: hockey, friends
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/09/2001
Lexile Level: 490
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Danny and his friends Petou and Anita live for hockey. So when they are asked to join the Wolves late in the season, they are determined to do their best for the town team. Some of the players, however, start to grumble about the latecomers. Travis, the Wolves' best forward, calls them "the wimps" and makes sure they are ignored on the ice. With the final game of the season looming, Travis is hogging the puck and the Wolves are no longer playing as a team.

Danny's older brother is a star winger for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and he's home to rest an injury. Can he inspire the players to work together again? And will "the wimps" finally get a chance to show what they can do to help the team? In this sequel to the immensely popular The Moccasin Goalie, Danny and his friends face the biggest challenge ever.

The Final Game is the second of three books in a series.
Book one is The Moccasin Goalie
Book three is Victory at Paradise Hill

Awards

CCBC Our Choice  | 1997 | Commended
Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award nominee  | 1997 | Short-listed

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