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Out of Bounds

By Sylvia Gunnery

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Jay Hirtle plays on the basketball team at Richmond Academy in a small rural Nova Scotian town. The team to beat is Centreville, where star player Mike Murphy is seen as Richmond's number one opponent. After the Hirtle house is destroyed by fire, Jay's family moves in with his grandfather and the kids must switch schools until the end of the school year. Jay has a choice: give up a basketball season, or play alongside his former enemy on the Centreville team.


Winner - Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection - 2005

Short-listed - Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award - 2006

"It is refreshing for a book to deal with a realistic situation in an honest way without glossing things over in a make-believe perfect way."

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"Out of Bounds on-court action is appealing for sports enthusiasts. Students who have had to change schools will understand Jay's struggles. Also readers will easily relate to Jay's sense of betrayal concerning his friends. Younger middle-years readers and reluctant readers who enjoy sports books will enjoy this book. Recommended."

- CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 120 pages
Publication Date: 15th February 2011
ISBN: 9781552776803
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Paperback, 104 pages
Publication Date: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9781550288261
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 22nd February 2012
ISBN: 9781552776810
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV005000, JUV032020
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 10 To 13
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 3.8


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  • Gripping, action-packed stories
  • Short, high-interest fiction
  • Contemporary themes and Canadian settings
  • Award-winning authors who know their sport

"A winning series... designed to attract reluctant readers as well as provide recreational reading for children who are interested in stories about sports."
- National Library of Canada

"Lorimer is obviously succeeding with this series of action-driven novels which encourage young readers to 'Get in the Game'!"
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Kids who love sports love these books, and so do teachers. When you put one of these into a young sports fan's hands, you can feel confident they will enjoy reading.