Sunday, 3 July 2011
Splinters by Kevin Sylvester
All Cindy Winters wants to do is play ice hockey. She loves the game and plays when ever she gets the chance. Unfortunately her parents have very little money and can't afford to sign her up to play in an organized league. Cindy has to work hard and save till the day she has enough money. She doesn't mind that she has to wear her mothers old and very outdated equipment; she just wants to play.
What she hadn't expected were the nasty Blister sisters. Once they found out what a good player Cindy was, they did everything they could to keep her off the ice.
This all changes, when at a bleak moment, Cindy's Fairy Goaltender magically appears.
I was laughing through this book. While this will appeal to most all children, any child who is at all even vaguely interesting hockey will love it and want to read it every day, especially during hockey season (which lasts most of the year here in Canada).
Under the Midnight Sun Readathon hosted by John of The Book Mine Set.