A Different Game

by Sylvia Olsen

Description:

Publisher's description (Orca Book Publishers, 2010): A Different Game continues the story of Murphy who moved from his home in the city to a First Nation reserve. Now comfortable with his new life, Murphy and his soccer playing friends –The formidable Four‐are facing tough tryouts. To everyone’s surprise, Albert, the superstar player begins acting like a jerk and then does not make the team. Once the truth about Albert is discovered, the community must pull together because he is playing “a different game”.

Resource format: Novel

Age recommendation: grades 4-6

Keywords: First Nations, reserves, illness, sports, support, community, friendship, teams, family

Year of publication: 2010

Publisher information: Orca Book Publishers