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Children's Fiction Hockey

Puckster's First Hockey Tryout

by (author) Lorna Schultz Nicholson

illustrated by Kelly Findley

Initial publish date
Oct 2013
Hockey, Friendship, General
Recommended Age
4 to 8
Recommended Grade
p to 3
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2013
    List Price

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Puckster is Hockey Canada's lovable mascot and this polar bear knows everything there is to know about hockey. His books are perfect entertainment for young hockey fans. In Puckster's First Tryout, Puckster and his pals are trying out for a one-time select team that will play against the formidable Russian Tigers. Each player learns a valuable lesson about the importance of being prepared and trying your best, and that making the team is not the only thing that matters.

About the authors

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for Puckster's First Hockey Sweater and Puckster's First Hockey Game

"...Presented as a story with Canadian facts and symbols children will recognize, this series can be recommended to both older children already interested in hockey as well as young children who may develop an interested after reading these two picture books."
- Recommended, CM Magazine

"The Puckster series for young hockey fans by Lorna Schultz Nicholson and illustrated by Kelly Findley captures a kid's excitement about getting into the game. Puckster's First Hockey Sweater and Puckster's First Hockey Game contain lots of hockey action and adventures...."
- The Calgary Sun

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