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Children's Fiction Hockey

Crosby's Golden Goal

by (author) Mike Leonetti

illustrated by Gary McLaughlin

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Oct 2012
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2012
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
  • Reading age: 6 to 10


A young boy rediscovers the joy of hockey through Sidney Crosby's famous gold medal goal.

Tyler's life has always been about hockey: hockey after school, hockey on weekends, hockey on holidays... hockey, hockey, hockey. So his parents are surprised and disappointed when Tyler abandons the game he loved so much.

But in 2010 the Winter Olympics come to Vancouver. The country is desperate to win a gold medal in hockey. "Sid the Kid" Crosby is leading the men's team, and all of Canada is counting on him to help win the first gold in men's hockey on home soil.

Tyler's dad gets tickets to the gold-medal game, and Tyler can barely contain himself while he watches the nail-biting final between Canada and the United States. Of course, Crosby scores the "golden goal" in one of the most exciting gold-medal games ever!

Seeing the joy Sidney Crosby has for the game, Tyler decides to return to the ice and just take time to enjoy the sport he loves.

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

Gary McLaughlin pratique son art depuis plus de 30 ans. Il est reconnu pour faire des portraits des professionnels du sport, notamment des hockeyeurs. Il réside en Ontario, au Canada.


Gary McLaughlin has been illustrating for over 30 years. One of his most important projects has been a 6 x 12-foot portrait of every single Toronto Maple Leaf player to ever wear blue and white, from the onegamers to the Hall of Famers.

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for Crosby's Golden Goal:

"Leonetti conjures up all the excitement and tension of the final gold medal game of the 2010 Olympics . . . Large and colourful illustrations by Ontario artist Garry McLaughlin add to this attractive volume." —The Winnipeg Free Press

Other titles by Mike Leonetti

Other titles by Gary McLaughlin