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Children's Nonfiction Winter Sports

Crazy Canucks

The Uphill Battle of Canada's Downhill Ski Team

by (author) Eric Zweig

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Dec 2011
Winter Sports, General
Recommended Age
12 to 18
Recommended Grade
8 to 12
Recommended Reading age
12 to 18
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Dec 2011
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2008
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2008
    List Price

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Crazy Canucks recounts the trials and triumphs off the Canadian men's alpine ski team of the 1970s and early 1980s. Eric Zweig offers a behind-the-scenes look at this innovative team that dared to take risks other skiers were too afraid of. The team rose from obscurity to prominence on the European and North American ski circuits with Olympic medal and World Cup wins.


[Fry Reading Level - 4.9

About the author



Éric Zweig
est né à Toronto et habite maintenant à Owen Sound, en Ontario. Dès l'âge
de 10 ans, il était passionné de sports. Il écrit des articles à propos du
sport ou de l'histoire du sport depuis depuis qu'il a obtenu son diplôme en
sciences politiques de l'université Trent, en 1985. Il écrit également pour
les médias.


ERIC ZWEIG has been writing about sports since his days on the school newspaper desk. His books for kids include The Big Book of Hockey for Kids, On This Day in Hockey and MVP Superstars. Awesome Hockey Trivia for Kids is the fifth book in his Hockey Trivia for Kids series. Eric is also a noted author of adult sports books, most recently Hockey Hall of Fame Heroes and Stanley Cup: The Complete History (with Phil Pritchard); he was a contributor to The Official NHL Hockey Treasures, Centennial Edition.

He belongs to the Society for International Hockey Research and lives in Owen Sound, Ontario.


Eric Zweig's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"Crazy Canucks is a useful book, one which provides facts and information about this great generation of Canadian male skiers while the glossary at the back will be useful for non-skiers."


CM - Volume XV - Number 12

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