208 pages, 7.64 × 4.84 × 0.64 in
February 12, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1770494170
ISBN - 13: 9781770494176
Read from the Book
“Would you look at that!” Sarah shouted, looking back.The four skaters stopped and turned. Nish had unzipped his jacket, and Fahd and Lars were pulling out something large and white he’d been keeping inside it. It hadn’t been extra fleeces making Nish look fatter than usual. It was this thing, whatever it was.Nish and the others carefully unfolded the object they had pulled from his ski jacket. It was a big bedsheet from the hotel.The boys had attached lines to the four corners, which connected to a long coil of rope. Lars and Fahd were holding the sheet out, the corners whipping as the wind tried to catch it. Nish unwound the coil of rope, then tied it around his waist.“He’s not!” Dmitri said.“He is!” shouted Sam with a squeal.“He’s crazy!” added Travis.Nish gave the thumbs-up, and Fahd and Lars let the wind fill the sheet. It swelled at once with the hard breeze flowing up the canal, and Nish suddenly shot out from the crowd that had gathered around.“KA-WA-BUNG-GA!!!” Nish screamed.He shot by the four Owls with a huge smile on his beet-red face. Travis had rarely seen him look so triumphant – and Travis had seen many, many such looks on his best friend’s face.Nish ripped by . . . and he began to soar!The wind had gusted from somewhere beyond the Chateau Laurier, dipped down into the trough of the canal, and punched hard like a fist into the open sheet, lifting Nish off the ice and into the air. He was airborne!He was also helpless. He had tied the rope tight around his wais
From the Publisher
The Screech Owls have come to Ottawa, the capital of Canada, to play in the world’s biggest minor league hockey tournament — more than 500 teams gathering from all over the world! Little does Nish realize, as he befriends the hilarious, daring mascot, that he is about to embark on the most terrifying adventure of his lifetime.
About the Author
Roy MacGregor was named the media inductee to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012, when he was given the Elmer Ferguson Award for distinguished writing on the game. He has been involved in hockey all his life, from playing all-star hockey in Huntsville, Ontario, against the likes of Bobby Orr, from nearby Parry Sound, to coaching and is still playing old-timers hockey in Ottawa, where he lives with his wife Ellen. They have four grown children. Roy MacGregor is the author of several classics in the literature of hockey. Home Team: Fathers, Sons and Hockey was shortlisted for the Governor-General's Award for Literature. Home Game (written with Ken Dryden) was a bestseller as were Road Games: A Year in the Life of the NHL, The Seven A.M. Practice and his latest, Wayne Gretzky's Ghost: And Other Tales from a Lifetime in Hockey. The Screech Owls series is a huge international success, published in several countries including Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic and China. In 2005, Roy MacGregor was named an Officer in the Order of Canada.
"Where the story really shines is within the details of the Screech Owls’ hockey, told from various third-person kid perspectives. MacGregor excels at giving readers an inside look into the sport, and fans are sure to enjoy the play-by-play moments. Perfect for fans of John Feinstein’s sports mysteries, this series has plenty of other titles to keep the pages flipping and the puck flying."
"The Screech Owls are great reading for the hockey players in your family!"
"One of Canada's favourite -- and bestselling -- children's authors."
—Globe and Mail