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The Boston Breakout

Category: Book
By (author): Macgregor, Roy
Series: Screech Owls
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
Publisher: Tundra Books
Published: October 2014
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.50in x 5.00in x 0.70in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*The Screech Owls are in Boston for the Paul Revere Peewee Invitational. Nish decides to drop out of school. If it worked for Ben Franklin, it will work for him. Sarah becomes increasingly concerned about Samantha's attraction to a group of protesters demanding that the New England Aquarium "Free the Penguins." When the girls learn that the protesters have far more in mind than speeches and waving placards, the Owls have to act fast to save the lives of thousands of sea creatures.
Review Quote*PRAISE FOR Face-Off at the Alamo:

"...I can attest to the 'cool reading' quotient of this series." - Bernie Goedhart, The Montreal Gazette

"...MacGregor's series of chapter books for tween to teen readers combines the best of old school mystery series with solid writing about hockey. Youngsters with an interest in the game will appreciate the exciting play-by-play descriptions. MacGregor, who is an award-winning sports journalist as well as a children's author, knows how to create a sense of what it's like to be part of a PeeWee team...." - The Hockey Writers

"Face-Off at the Alamo is the latest book in the fiction series by Roy MacGregor that combines a love of hockey with detective stories for 8- to 11-year-olds..." - The Calgary Sun

"Impressively well written, this fast paced story should hold the interest of all young hockey players and fans. Historical refrences to the Alamo in San Antonio add interest and information for students." - Resource Links
Biographical NoteRoy MacGregor was named a media inductee to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012, when he was given the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism. 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. He is still playing old-timers hockey in Ottawa, where he lives with his wife Ellen. They have four grown children. Roy is the author of several classics in hockey literature. Home Team: Fathers, Sons and Hockey was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for Literature. Home Game: Hockey and Life in Canada (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. He wrote Mystery at Lake Placid, the first book in the bestselling, internationally successful Screech Owls series in 1995. In 2005, Roy was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.