The Screech Owls are off to Stockholm to take part in the first-ever International Goodwill Peewee Tournament, featuring teams from Finland, Norway, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Russia, as well as from all over Sweden.
Not only do the Owls get to go on the trip of a lifetime, they also learn the differences between European and North American hockey and make some great new friends – including the thirteen-year-old Russian phenomenon Slava Shadrin, who is already being called “the next Pavel Bure.”
The young hockey star even travels with his own bodyguards. The police, it turns out, suspect the “Russian Mob” is planning to kidnap Slava and hold him for ransom!
And sure enough, when Slava and his new Screech Owls friends give his bodyguards the slip, the Mob moves in. But the villains end up with more captives than they intended…
Kidnapped in Sweden is the fifth book in the Screech Owls Series by Roy MacGregor, joining Mystery at Lake Placid, The Night They Stole the Stanley Cup, The Screech Owls'’Northern Adventure, and Murder at Hockey Camp.
Roy MacGregor is the acclaimed and bestselling author of Home Team: Fathers, Sons and Hockey (shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award); A Life in the Bush (winner of the U.S. Rutstrum Award for Best Wilderness Book and the CAA Award for Biography); and Canadians: A Portrait of a Country and Its People, as well as two novels, Canoe Lake and The Last Season, and the popular Screech Owls mystery series for young readers. A regular columnist at The Globe and Mail since 2002, MacGregor's journalism has garnered four National Magazine Awards and eight National Newspaper Award nominations. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and was described in the citation as one of Canada's "most gifted storytellers." He grew up in Huntsville, Ontario, and has kept returning to the Tom Thomson mystery all his writing life. He lives in Kanata.
“For kids who love hockey…Roy MacGregor’s series of books makes perfect reading.” –Ottawa Citizen