The Highest Number in the World

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Gabe is a girl who loves to play hockey. She makes the team of the older kids, but when she is given her team jersey, it has a number nine on it. She was so upset because wanted number twenty-two (she was kind of overreacting). That was the number her favorite hockey player wore. Some of the other girls teased her about it, and she ran into the bathroom and said she would never play again. That night, her grandmother came and sat down with a big book. She opened it; there were pictures of the grandma playing hockey; she pretended to be a boy but they caught her and wouldn’t let her play. But her number was nine, so she cheered for everyone who wore that number. Then Gabe felt like it was a good thing to wear number nine, so she slept in her sweater – her new jersey – and woke up early to go to her practice. She looked up to the roof of the arena but the roof wasn’t high. But it was high enough. She wanted her grandma to be standing right there next to her, both of them, number nine.

I think this is nice story. I am glad that Gabe’s grandmother talked to her and that Gabe changed her mind. I like the drawings too.

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Author Roy MacGregor, Genevieve Despres, Illustrator
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Tundra Books
Publish Date 2/11/2014
ISBN 9781770495753
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Issue May 2014
Category Children's


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