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Children's Fiction Hockey

Brady Brady and the Singing Tree

by (author) Mary Shaw

illustrated by Chuck Temple

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Feb 2022
Hockey, Values & Virtues, Humorous Stories
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2022
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 2


Brady Brady books are hockey — with heart!


Brady’s friend Tree loves to play hockey, but there’s someone in the stands who’s taking all of the fun out of the game — his dad. He’s determined to have a son in the NHL and it’s making Tree’s life miserable.

Hockey’s fun, but what Tree really loves to do is sing. One day he gets his big chance, singing the anthem before an Icehogs game. Tree’s voice impresses everyone. Well, everyone except his father. With the support of his teammates, Tree decides to make a stand and the compromise he works out with his dad may just take them to the NHL yet.

The Brady Brady series is much-loved by teachers and coaches for its engaging character education themes. In Brady Brady and the Singing Tree Brady and his friends confront issues of empathy, respect and acceptance.

About the authors


MARY SHAW a créé le personnage de Brady Brady dans le but de cultiver l'amour de la lecture chez son fils de cinq ans. Cette série à succès, qui comprend 16 livres, est une vraie réussite canadienne. Lorsque Mary Shaw n’est pas à son cottage vers Ottawa, en Ontario, elle vit à Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique.


MARY SHAW developed Brady Brady while trying to get her hockey-obsessed five-year-old son to read. The bestselling series, which now includes 17 books, is a true Canadian success story. Mary Shaw lives in Vancouver, British Columbia when she’s not at her cottage outside of Ottawa, Ontario. Visit her online at


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CHUCK TEMPLE a commencé sa carrière à 18 ans. Il est l'illustrateur de la série à succès Brady Brady et a aussi créé, avec David Chilton, The Wealthy Barber Calendar qui s'est vendu à plus de 2,5 millions d'exemplaires.


CHUCK TEMPLE began his career at the age of 18 when his first comic strip, Bernie on the Beat, went into syndication. He studied at both the University of Guelph and the Ontario College of Art, and cites Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes, as his favourite cartoonist. He also enjoys coaching and playing hockey. He lives in Kitchener, Ontario.


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Editorial Reviews

Praise for Brady Brady:

“. . . the Brady Brady series shows young children being confronted by child-appropriate difficulties, such as teasing and pushy parents, and finding ways, sometimes with some adult help, to solve them. Chuck Temple’s cartoon-style illustrations add a great deal to the books’ pleasure, and his attention to details make the local ice rinks and their dressing rooms come alive.” — CM: Canadian Review of Materials

Other titles by Mary Shaw

Other titles by Chuck Temple