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Children's Fiction Hockey

A Hero Named Howe

by (author) Mike Leonetti

illustrated by Greg Banning

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2013
Category
Hockey
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443124928
    Publish Date
    Sep 2013
    List Price
    $9.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5

Description

 

A young hockey fan learns that you don't have to be a star player to be involved in the game you love. Available in paperback for the first time!

Charlie is a fan of the Detroit Red Wings, and his hero is "Mr. Hockey" himself, the great Gordie Howe. Although he plays in his neighbourhood hockey league, Charlie is concerned that he doesn't play as well as his teammates. Inspired by a book written by Howe, and a chance meeting with broadcaster Foster Hewitt (famous for exclaiming "He Shoots! He Scores!"), Charlie considers other ways to be involved in hockey. He continues to play and follow Gordie Howe, but also finds a new passion in play-by-play announcing — and another hero in broadcaster Foster Hewitt.

 

About the authors

 

Mike Leonetti
connaît bien le hockey. Il est l'auteur de plusieurs livres mettant en
vedette des joueurs célèbres. Parmi ses ouvrages, on peut citer :Le but du siècle, Le grand Gretzky, Bobby Orr, un joueur en or et Le gardien masqué. L'auteur
est aussi un collectionneur passionné d'objets et de souvenirs se
rapportant au monde du hockey.

 

Mike Leonetti has written numerous books for both children and adults about the good ol' hockey game. His current picture book series with Scholastic is about hockey heroes and includes titles such as Crosby's Golden Goal, The Rocket, and The Mighty Tim Horton. A lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fan, Mike lives in Woodbridge, Ontario, with his wife and son.

Mike Leonetti's profile page

 

GREG BANNING has illustrated several of Mike Leonetti’s hockey books, including A Hero Named Howe, The Mighty Tim Horton, The Rocket and Wendel and The Great One.

 

Greg Banning's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Other titles by Mike Leonetti

Other titles by Greg Banning

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