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Something to Prove: The story of hockey tough guy Bobby Clarke Library Binding – May 4 2010

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Product Details

  • Library Binding: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Lorimer (May 4 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552774813
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552774816
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 1.3 x 17.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 113 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #686,766 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mortillaro's breezy, fact-filled biography of hockey legend Bobby Clarke is just the thing for hockey-crazed reluctant readers... Kids who like "infotainment" will be drawn to this book as it reads like a novel but includes fact boxes, photographs and a glossary. The author keeps her chapters short, makes good use of cliff-hangers, and manages to keep her descriptions of hockey games and plays exciting and easy to picture. Even kids who are not that keen on hockey will find the figure of Clarke an interesting subject. Something to Prove is a good fit for collections of easy-to-read, but substantial biographies, and will be enjoyed by young hockey fans. (Elizabeth Walker, a teacher-librarian in Vancouver, BC, doesn't really like hockey CM: Canadian Review of Materials 2010-01-11)

About the Author

NICOLE MORTILLARO is a children's sports books author and editor. She is an avid hockey fan (Leafs, not Flyers!) and has edited several bestseilling children's hockey books. Nicole lives north of Toronto with her daughter.


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Good read for Flyer fans, both young and old.
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HASH(0x97b80a20) out of 5 stars To Short Oct. 22 2013
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I think it was a little to short even for young readers it gave you a lot of facts but not enough of a story.
HASH(0x97c0a240) out of 5 stars ... in one piece and I'm sure my father will love it. Dec 21 2014
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Came all in one piece and I'm sure my father will love it.


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