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Young Adult Fiction Hockey

Fever Season

by (author) Eric Zweig

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2009
Hockey, Orphans & Foster Homes, Canada
Recommended Age
12 to 15
Recommended Grade
7 to 10
Recommended Reading age
12 to 15
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Eric Zweig is a managing editor with Dan Diamond & Associates, consulting publishers to the National Hockey League. He has written about sports and sports history for many major publications, including the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail His non-fiction sports books for young people include Star Power: The Legend and Lore of Cyclone Taylor and Crazy Canucks. He lives in Owen Sound, Ontario.

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.


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Editorial Reviews

"Fever Season was a nice peak into the past of hockey and what life was like during World War 1 ... With it's lightness and memoir like style, I would definitely recommend to any hockey fan or history buff. 8 of 10.

"Technically, Fever Season falls under the young adult category. But older readers outside this target market can still read this novel without feeling embarrassed. Zweig's writing is straightforward and respectful to the reader."

"Fever Season is a fascinating look into a time that is not often covered in young adult historical fiction."

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"Eric Zweig, a sports historian, has written a very readable novel about a time in history that mirrors some of the issues we are facing today. David's friendship with the "tough guy" Joe Hall, who actually died of the Spanish Influenza during the course of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 1919, will help readers to understand the human impact of the epidemic."

CM Magazine

"Zweig, who lives in Owen Sound, Ont., and has publishing ties to the NHL, has written an informative soft-covered read that moves along at a quick pace. Younger readers, especially early teens, might find it the perfect company while recovering from the flu bug."

Toronto Star, The

" hockey fans and history buffs alike, particularly at the middle grade level, would enjoy this book."

What If Magazine

"This novel is particularly relevant in this year of the H1N1 scare...Ontario-based Zweig is most comfortable giving commentary on hockey games, but the story comes alive when he describes hockey legends Joe Hall and Newsy Lalonde. Good for hockey fans."

Winnipeg Free Press

"Zweig does a wonderful job of capturing the sights and flavours of life in Montreal nearly a century ago, and paints evocative and appealing characters in David, his family, Jean-Patrice, and Joe Hall. His portrayal of professional hockey in its infancy is nothing short of fascinating. Fever Season will appeal to readers from Grade 5 up, particularly those who enjoy historical fiction and hockey!"

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