by Andre J. Garant



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/18/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781403370624
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781403370617

About the Book

Nick Makes the Kick is a middle-grade fiction novel for boys and girls between the ages of nine and thirteen. Eleven-year-old Matthew Gagne is a soccer star in his hometown of Freetown, Massachusetts. The fifth grader eats, sleeps, and dreams soccer, and lives to play goalie for his town’s recreational soccer team. The action heats up when Matt and his little brother, Nick, are recruited to play on a special state travel team, an incredible honor for the two boys. The intense action on the travel team gets hotter by the minute, but an incredible kick by Nick Gagne brings his team a victory sweeter than any imaginable to a nine-year-old boy. When Matt and Nick return to Freetown, their hometown neighbors have planned a special victory party which allows the boys to feel that they have made a special contribution to the town they love. Nick Makes the Kick is sure to provide hours of non-stop action and adventure for any middle-grade child, even those who are not soccer fans.

About the Author

Andre J. Garant lives outside of Hartford, Connecticut. When he’s not busy working as an accountant, Andre enjoys writing middle-grade fiction novels for boys and girls between the ages of nine and thirteen. Nick Makes the Kick is Garant’s sixth published novel, and is one of twenty middle-grade fiction novels that he has written during the past six years. He is a 1991 graduate of St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont and is also a 1997 graduate of The Institute of Children’s Literature in West Redding, Connecticut. Garant specializes in school visits where he enjoys speaking to upper elementary and middle-grade students about the books that he has written and what can be learned from them.