Mike is a rising lacrosse star. But when his father is transferred to the Northwest Territories, his life changes dramatically — and not just his hockey prospects. It's only when he's introduced to traditional "Arctic sports" that things start to turn around — especially when Mike forms a lacrosse team with his newfound friends. But can they reach the same heights Mike experienced before he moved north? A charming story about sport, friendship and perseverance.
Arctic Thunder is for readers ages 11 and up.
"I know it's hard, Mike, but you have to look for what isn't obvious. Look around you. Take your time. Something's waiting for you in Inuvik. Something you'll take with you for the rest of your life."
"Right now it's pretty hard to see anything," Mike said. "Today's pretty nice, but it's not lacrosse. As far as I'm concerned, all I can see is no lacrosse, a monster who wants to kill me, and a girl who plays sports like a boy and wants to beat the crap out of me."
From Arctic Thunder by Robert Feagan ©2010. Published by Dundurn.