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"Kadohata's slapshot is the heart-swelling narrative of a father and son...Truly powerful." --Jason Reynolds "A deeply poignant story about a boy sorting out his priorities." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A vivid, memorable portrayal of a boy within his family, his sport, and his gradually broadening world." -- Booklist (starred review) From Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata comes a brilliantly-realized novel about a hockey player who must discover who he is without the sport that defines him. Hockey is Conor's life. His whole life. He'll say it himself, he's a hockey beast. It's his dad's whole life too--and Conor is sure that's why his stepmom, Jenny, left. There are very few things Conor and his dad love more than the game, and one of those things is their Doberman, Sinbad. When Sinbad is diagnosed with cancer, Conor chooses to put his hockey lessons and practices on hold so they can pay for Sinbad's chemotherapy. But without hockey to distract him, Conor begins to notice more. Like his dad's crying bouts, and his friend's difficult family life. And then Conor notices one more thing: Without hockey, the one thing that makes him feel special, is he really special at all?
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Grouped Work ID b52dd6f7-a7c4-a7e9-852b-cb61fa9c4f97
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Grouping Author kadohata cynthia
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accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 11
accelerated_reader_reading_level 4.9
auth_author2 Zorat, Maurizio,
author Kadohata, Cynthia,
author2-role Zorat, Maurizio,illustrator.
author_display Kadohata, Cynthia
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display_description To help his dog through cancer treatment, Conor gives up hockey and finds himself considering who he is without the sport that has defined him, and connecting more with his family and best friend.
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publishDate 2018
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subject_facet Doberman pinscher -- Fiction, Doberman pinscher -- Juvenile fiction, Dogs -- Fiction, Dogs -- Juvenile fiction, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Hockey -- Fiction, Hockey -- Juvenile fiction, Single-parent families -- Fiction, Single-parent families -- Juvenile fiction, Veterinary medicine -- Fiction, Veterinary medicine -- Juvenile fiction
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title_full Checked / Cynthia Kadohata ; with illustrations by Maurizio Zorat
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topic_facet Doberman pinscher, Dogs, Fathers and sons, Friendship, Hockey, Single-parent families, Veterinary medicine