Get on the Ice, Mo! (Mo Jackson)

by David A Adler (Author) Sam Ricks (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Mo Jackson
Mo hits the ice in the next title in the perenially popular, Geisel Award-winning series by David A. Adler! Mo and his dad are practicing before the big ice hockey game against the Ducks later that day. Mo is having trouble staying upright as he skates across the rink, but everyone tells him to keep his head up. When the game starts, Mo sits on the bench and waits for his turn to go in. He enters the game just in time to assist the Geese's best player, Amy, as she's double-teamed by the Ducks. Can Mo score the game-winning shot just before the buzzer or will he loose his balance on the ice?

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School Library Journal

K-Gr 3--Another Mo sports story, this one about ice hockey, joins the collection. Mo is practicing his skating with his dad and friends, but he keeps falling. They tell him to keep his head up, which helps. When the game starts, Mo sits on the bench and watches. Finally, the coach puts him in the game, and he scores the winning goal! Like the previous Mo books, the text is short and accessible and the plot easy to follow. Transitional readers will be able to summarize the main events and understand different points of view. Most of the vocabulary will be familiar, and young readers will be introduced to the sport of ice hockey. Mo and his family are Black, and some of the other characters have different skin tones. Ricks's illustrations capture Mo's initial unease on the ice and his pride in helping his team win at the end. While it is not necessary to have the other books in the collection, the popular topic of sports and likable characters will appeal to young readers who can then go on to explore more titles. VERDICT Recommended purchase for young readers who enjoy sports stories. --Heidi Dechief

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David A Adler
David A. Adler is the author of more than 200 books, ranging from children's series to books on math, science, and economics. His work includes the Young Cam Jansen series, the Andy Russell series, and a number of nonfiction and picture biography titles. He lives in Woodmere, New York.
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Publication date
October 20, 2022
Mo Jackson
BISAC categories
JUV039090 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | New Experience
JUV011010 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States - African-American
JUV032110 - Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Hockey
Library of Congress categories

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