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Children's Nonfiction Hockey

The Hilarious History of Hockey

illustrated by Bill Dickson

by (author) Helaine Becker

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2010
Hockey, General
Recommended Age
9 to 18
Recommended Grade
4 to 6
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2010
    List Price

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Why do Canadians take hockey so seriously?

Did you know that early hockey pucks were made of cow poop? No? Well then crack open a copy of The Hilarious History of Hockey and get the all the funny facts and most ridiculous trivia about hockey history!

Young hockey fans will learn the playful truth about the time the Montreal Canadiens left the Stanley Cup in the snow at the side of the road. Oops! And the real scoop behind the debacle of the Hockey Night in Canada Song contest. From trivia about the players to all of the gaffes, misses and downright embarrassing moments in hockey history, each page is guaranteed to bring a smile to the reader's face.

About the authors

Bill Dickson's profile page


Helaine Becker
est l'auteure de nombreux livres jeunesse primés. Elle a écrit plus de 80
livres, dont Raconte-moi les graphiques : L'histoire de William Playfair et
l'album illustré à succès Un porc-épic dans un sapin. Helaine
habite à Toronto, en Ontario.


HELAINE BECKER is the author of numerous of books of fiction and non-fiction for children, among them the best-selling A Porcupine in a Pine Tree and its sequel, Dashing Through the Snow: A Canadian Jingle Bells, The Haunted House That Jack Built and Little Jack Horner, Live from the Corner. Her books have won the Silver Birch Award and the CBA Libris Award and have been shortlisted for the Red Cedar, the Hackmatack and the Rocky Mountain awards. Helaine lives in Toronto with her family. Visit her at

Helaine Becker's profile page


  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada)
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Librarian Reviews

The Hilarious History of Hockey

Did you know that the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all played games similar to hockey, or how the Lucky Loonie was buried at centre ice during the Salt Lake City Olympics? Filled with wacky trivia and loads of information about Canada’s hockey greats, from Conn Smythe to Hayley Wickenheiser to Sidney Crosby, this informative book is a must-read for all hockey aficionados.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

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