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Timberwolf Chase

64 pages
Johnny Maverick and his friends play for the Timberwolves peewee hockey team in the small town of Howling. Tom Morgan has just moved from Toronto and is a talented player. Tom is also very competitive and seems determined to pick on Stu Duncan, who is slightly overweight. Johnny suggests a race between Tom and Stu. Tom eagerly accepts; Stu is reluctant but Johnny convinces him to trust his best friend's advice. On race day Tom is surprised by both the race and its outcome and learns that teamwork pays off.
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Timberwolf Chase
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Timberwolf Chase
Text copyright © 006 Sigmund Brouwer
Cover and interior illustrations copyright © 006 Dean Griffiths
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system now known or to be invented, without permission in writing from the publisher.
Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication
Brouwer, Sigmund, -
Timberwolf chase / Sigmund Brouwer; illustrations by Dean Griffiths.
(Orca echoes)
(Howling Timberwolves series)
ISBN ---
I. Title. II. Series. III. Series: Brouwer, Sigmund, - .
Howling Timberwolves series.
PS.R66T 006 jC’. C006-00-X
Library of Congress Control Number:0060
Summary:Hockey action and humor that will appeal to young readers.
Orca Book Publishers gratefully acknowledges the support for its publishing programs provided by the following agencies: the Government of Canada through the Book Publishing Industry Development Program and the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Province of British Columbia through the BC Arts Council and the Book Publishing Tax Credit.
Design and typesetting by Doug McCaffry
Cover and interior illustrations by Dean Griffiths
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To Sylvie Tarnowsky and her beloved Jerry—D.G.
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Chapter One
Johnny Maverick thought he saw something move inside his hockey bag. Ÿings in hockey bags should not move, he told himself. Johnny was in the dressing room with the rest of the players on the Howling Timberwolves hockey team. It was the first practice of the year. His hockey bag was open on the floor in front of him. He was ready to put on his equipment for the practice. But something in the bag had moved. He leaned forward to look inside the bag. He pulled out a hockey glove. Something fell from the inside of the glove. It landed in the bag and disappeared.
“I hope I’m wrong,” he said to himself. “I hope I didn’t just see a—” “Johnny!” Coach Smith said to him. “Are you listening?” “Um, no,” Johnny said. He was worried about his hockey bag. He looked in it again. “Please,” Coach Smith said, “look at me when I talk.” Johnny looked up. Everyone on the team was staring at him. Twelve players. All of them lived in or near a town called Howling. It was a small town. Ÿere were not a lot of hockey players for this team. Ÿey needed everybody they could get. “Coach,” Johnny said. “My mom made me keep my hockey equipment in the storage shed all summer. She thinks hockey equipment smells bad.” “She’s right,” Coach Smith said. “Ÿat means I might have a problem,” Johnny said. He looked back into the bag. He hoped the thing in the bag wasn’t what he thought it was.