Northern Star


Peter Kuiksak’s star just keeps rising. This bantam hockey player form the Northwest Territories is the top player in his league, and becoming something of a celebrity in his adopted city of Edmonton. But Peter learns that being the center of attention isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.



Best Book for Kids and Teens



  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Lorimer (May 8, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550289101
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550289107

Awards: Canadian Children’s Book Centre – 2008

Winner – Best Books for Kids & Teens

Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins

“Hockey is the ultimate team sport—the lifelong bonds you create with your teammates and the lessons you learn carry over to your everyday life. Mrs. Nicholson’s book does a great job illustrating those lessons.”

Marina Cohen CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Peter Kuiksak is a believable and sympathetic character…”
“Lorna Schultz Nicholson does a solid job of placing readers inside her main character’s head, thus allowing them to experience Peter’s thoughts, desires, fears and ambition.”
“…an enjoyable read.”

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“Sure to appeal to young hockey players, with its insights into the challenges boys face working their way through the minor leagues to the NHL, as well as readers who have already met Peter in the first two books, Northern Star has a place on library shelves … It does a fine job of presenting an authentic hockey setting and situation.”