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The Hockey Sweater

by Roch Carrier, illustrated by Sheldon Cohen, translated by Sheila Fischman

tagged: hockey, winter sports
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Description

In the days of Roch’s childhood, winters in the village of Ste. Justine were long. Life centered around school, church, and the hockey rink, and every boy’s hero was Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Maurice Richard. Everyone wore Richard’s number 9. They laced their skates like Richard. They even wore their hair like Richard. When Roch outgrows his cherished Canadiens sweater, his mother writes away for a new one. Much to Roch’s horror, he is sent the blue and white sweater of the rival Toronto Maple Leafs, dreaded and hated foes to his beloved team. How can Roch face the other kids at the rink?

About the Authors
Roch Carrier was Canada's National Librarian and is the beloved author of many Canadian classics for both adults and children. He has written many novels, short stories, plays, film and television scripts, essays, travel books, and poetry. His much loved children's story, The Hockey Sweater, remains a timeless favorite. Among his many other awards and honors, Mr. Carrier is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and the holder of many honorary doctorates.
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Sheldon Cohen is an award-winning children's book illustrator and film animator. The prizes he's garnered over the past thirty years include the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Book Illustration, the British Academy Award for Best Animated Film, the AIGA Certificate of Excellence and the IBBY Honour List, representing the best in illustrations from Canada. He lives in Montréal, Québec. For more information, visit www.bysheldoncohen.blogspot.ca.
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Sheldon Cohen is an award-winning children's book illustrator and film animator. The prizes he's garnered over the past thirty years include the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Book Illustration, the British Academy Award for Best Animated Film, the AIGA Certificate of Excellence and the IBBY Honour List, representing the best in illustrations from Canada. He lives in Montréal, Québec. For more information, visit www.bysheldoncohen.blogspot.ca.
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Contributor Notes

Roch Carrier is Canada’s National Librarian and the beloved author of many Canadian classics for both adults and children. In 1968 he published his hugely successful novel, La Guerre, Yes Sir!. He has written many novels, short stories, plays, film and television scripts, essays, travel books, and poetry. Several of his works have become classics and are used in schools and universities around the world. His much-loved children's story, The Hockey Sweater, remains a timeless favorite. In 1991, Roch Carrier was awarded the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for Prayers of a Very Wise Child. Among his many other awards and honors, Mr. Carrier is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and the holder of many honorary doctorates. All this from the boy who grew up in a village with no library and no books. Now the village has a brand new library – the Roch Carrier Library.

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0 to 3
Grade:
p to 17

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