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Winning Gold

Canada's incredible 2002 Olympic victory in women's hockey

By Lorna Schultz Nicholson

$9.95 Paperback
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Series: Lorimer Recordbooks

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The 2002 Winter Olympics were hosted by Salt Lake City, Utah. Just four years previous, Women's Hockey had become an official Olympics sport, at Nagano, Japan. There, the Canadian team had been favoured to win the gold. They were the World Championship winners, after all. Yet in a disappointing final game, Team Canada lost to the USA and ended up with a silver. Now, heading into the 2002 winter Games, they're on a losing streak. What would it take for our women to bring home the gold?
[Fry Reading Level - 3.1


Winner - Best Books for Kids & Teens -- Canadian Children's Book Centre - 2011

Commended - One of the Year's Best -- Resource Links - 2010

"...not only educational but also presents an interesting and fast paced read. ...Readers will love learning about a pivotal moment in Canadian Women's Hockey in this enjoyable narrative."
Rated E [Excellent, enduring, everyone should see it!

- Ana Malespin Resource Links - Vol. 16, No. 1

"Like the rest of the [Recordbooks titles in the publisher's online catalogue, WInning Gold demonstrates Lorimer's commitment ot publish Canadian content by Canadian writers for a Canadian audience...this compact 111-page book benefits from the author's credibility and connections....All things considered, it's clearly time to check the ideaa that hockey is a sport reserved for men."

- Julie Chychota CM: Canadian Review of Materials

LORNA SCHULTZ NICHOLSON has written picture books, middle grade and YA fiction, and non-fiction. She has also written, produced, and hosted programs for television and radio, and is well known in Western Canada for her print journalism, including sports writing. Lorna regularly visits schools to share her passion for literacy with students. She lives in Edmonton with her husband and their two dogs.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 112 pages
Publication Date: 1st December 2009
ISBN: 9781552774724
Format: 7in x 4.25in
Historic photos

Binding: Hardback, 112 pages
Publication Date: 25th March 2010
ISBN: 9781552774731
Format: 7in x 4.25in
Historic photos

BISAC Code:  JNF054000, JNF054070, JNF054110
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 12 To 18
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 3.1
Lexile Reading Level: 820L


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