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Fiction Ages 6-8
Pages: 64
Themes: hockey, practical jokes, competition
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/05/2009
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It's the most talked about trophy in Howling—The Wassabbee! And it goes to the winner of the annual fathers versus sons hockey game. This year the fathers are in trouble, so they've changed the rules. The game won't be played indoors. It's going to be held outside, at a weekend campout. In the middle of the winter! Johnny Maverick and his friends know the fathers are going to play a few tricks on them, so they decide to use all their genius to play the tricks first.

Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media - January 1, 2010
"Silly humor seen through the eyes of newcomer Johnny Maverick will leave students laughing while the 6th book in the Timberwolf hockey series flies off the shelf."
Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group - July 21, 2009
"A nice little 'sports' book about hockey and being a good sport...It is an exciting little story for boys with fun and lessons—good family interaction."
CM Magazine - June 26, 2009
"Practical jokes, ketchup and some mysterious hi-jinks—what more could a fun-loving boy want?...Recommended."

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