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Hockey Junior : N° 2 - Tir au but

illustrated by Ken Steacy

by (author) Irene Punt

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Jan 2009
General, Intermediate
Recommended Age
6 to 8
Recommended Grade
1 to 3
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2009
    List Price

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See below for English description.

Tom n'a pas vraiment envie de participer à un camp de hockey sans ses amis mais dès qu'il monte sur la patinoire, il retrouve son sa bonne humeur. Son entraîneur est génial, les nouveaux exercices sont amusants et il se lie même d'amitié avec Harty, un autre joueur. Son nouvel ami éprouve des difficultés avec ses tirs au but. Content de pouvoir rendre service, Tom lui offre un précieux conseil. Et la vie continue… Cinq mois plus tard, les deux amis se retrouvent face à face lorsque leurs équipes s'affrontent à un important tournoi. Harty aura-t-il appris de son conseil?


Tom isn't looking forward to hockey camp because his friends aren't going with him. But soon he is enjoying the new coach and the hockey drills, and even making a new friend. At the end of the camp, Tom invites Harty to his house for more practice. The next day, when he spots a way to improve Harty's slapshot, Tom e-mails him with a suggestion.Five months later, the two boys are surprised to find themselves playing opposite each other in a hockey tournament. Will Harty have learned from Tom's advice? The illustrations, easy-to-read text, and lots of on-ice action are sure to score with young hockey fans!

Original title:The Wicked Slapshot

About the authors

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Irene Punt is a former teacher and a woman of boundless energy and enthusiasm. She is the author of four previous Hockey Junior books and one picture book, The Bop!, all published by Scholastic Canada. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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