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Mikayla's Victory

By Bates, Cynthia

$16.95 Hardback
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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Mikayla is excited and flattered when she's asked to represent her Ottawa school in the pentathlon at an upcoming track meet. As a good, all-round athlete she could do well in the event's five different sports--all but one, that is.

Mikayla's high jump is weak, and she's competing against Amelie, last year's high jump gold medalist. Mikayla is convinced that Amelie is the better athlete, and her spirits sink. But as she soon learns, success depends on more than the outcome of a single event.

Mikayla's Victory is a lively story that explores the connections between self-confidence and success.


Winner - Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario Award for Women Writers - 2000

"In this delightful, well-written story, author Cynthia Bates suceeds in adding to that difficult-to-find, high interest, easy-to-read collection for the young adolescents. The strong characters and the exciting narrative make this an appealing novel for most young sports enthusiasts. The short chapters, fast paced, exciting topic and attractive format make it particularly appealing for reluctant readers."

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Publication Details:

Binding: Hardback, 100 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1998
ISBN: 9781550286397
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13


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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.