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Franklin Plays Hockey

adapted by Sharon Jennings, John Lei, Mark Koren & Jelena Sisic

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2002
Turtles, Winter Sports, Media Tie-In
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2002
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2002
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
  • Reading age: 3 to 8


In this Franklin TV Storybook, our hero loves playing hockey, and he especially loves winning. But when Skunk joins his team, Franklin stops having fun. She can't skate fast or pass the puck. Franklin doesn't want to lose tomorrow's game, but he doesn't want Skunk to feel bad, either. Will Franklin find a way to make hockey fun for everyone?

About the authors

Sharon Jennings has been published for 27 years. She is the author of over 70 books for young people – board books, picture books, reluctant reads, novels – many of which have been nominated for numerous awards and even won a few! Her middle grade novel Home Free was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award, The Silver Birch Award, and the TD Award. Her latest books are Connecting Dots, a completely true work of fiction about a girl’s terrible, horrible life, and The Warning, a completely true collection of stories about the supernatural. Sharon is very involved with her community, serving as a Board Member of The Canadian Children’s Book Centre, and is a three term President of The Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP).

Sharon Jennings' profile page

John Lei's profile page

Mark Koren's profile page

Sharon Jennings is an award-winning author of many books for young people, including C`mere, Boy! and Bearcub and Mama, a finalist for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Sharon lives in Toronto.

Jelena Sisic's profile page


  • Winner, Our Choice , Canadian Children's Book Centre

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