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Bank Shot

By Valerie Pankratz Froese

This book will be available 3rd August 2021. We welcome you to place a pre-order.
$12.95 Paperback
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This book will be available 1st January 2022. We welcome you to place a pre-order.
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This book will be available 3rd August 2021. We welcome you to place a pre-order.
$8.95 Ebook
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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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This girls’ basketball story deals with the conflict between family caregiving responsibilities and extra-curricular sports that some kids, particularly girls, often face. Jo loves playing basketball in gym class, and she is surprised when she makes the school team. Because she has to babysit her younger brother, she’s afraid her mom will make her give up her place on the team, so instead, Jo hatches a plan to have a neighbour secretly babysit so she can play. But the deception and secrets start getting to her after a few close calls. While Jo shows initiative and problem-solving skills both on and off the court, will her mom see it that way when she’s found out?

VALERIE PANKRATZ FROESE grew up playing sports and started coaching at a young age. Her love of coaching drew her to a career in teaching, where she taught both elementary and middle school. Valerie lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 120 pages
Publication Date: 3rd August 2021
ISBN: 9781459416390
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Hardback, 120 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 2022
ISBN: 9781459416413
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 3rd August 2021
ISBN: 9781459416406
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:, JUV013060, JUV013070, JUV014000, JUV032020
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 10 To 13
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 2.5


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  • Gripping, action-packed stories
  • Short, high-interest fiction
  • Contemporary themes and Canadian settings
  • Award-winning authors who know their sport

"A winning series... designed to attract reluctant readers as well as provide recreational reading for children who are interested in stories about sports."
- National Library of Canada

"Lorimer is obviously succeeding with this series of action-driven novels which encourage young readers to 'Get in the Game'!"
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Kids who love sports love these books, and so do teachers. When you put one of these into a young sports fan's hands, you can feel confident they will enjoy reading.