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Children's Fiction Siblings

Hockey with Dad

by (author) Willie Sellars

illustrated by Kevin Easthope

Caitlin Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
Siblings, Native Canadian, Hockey
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
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She shoots, she scores! Big Sister's hockey team has worked hard toward the most important game of the season. When the team goalie gets sick, Little Brother excitedly steps onto the ice to play in the Championship game. He always wanted to be part of the lineup, where Big Sister is the ace forward. The closer the game gets, the more nervous he becomes. Can he and Sister make the community proud? He must rely on his family's long history of playing hockey, the wisdom of Grandpa, Dad, Big Sister, and the Secwépemc cultural values they impart.

About the authors

Willie Sellars was born and raised in Williams Lake, BC, and is the Chief of the Williams Lake First Nation. Willie published his first children's book, Dipnetting with Dad, in 2014, which won a Moonbeam Children's Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Chocolate Lily, Shining Willow, and Ontario Library Association awards. Willie currently plays goalie for the Williams Lake Stampeders of the CIHL and enjoys spending time with his three kids, Cash, Milah and Lewis.

Willie Sellars' profile page

Kevin Easthope is an award-winning illustrator. His artistic work spans a variety of mediums including oil painting, graphite and graphic design. While he is an artist and musician, he presently makes a living working for BC Wildfire Service. Kevin grew up in Williams Lake, BC, where he now lives with his wife and two young children.

Kevin Easthope's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“This story brings me back to my own childhood when my love of hockey first took root. There were many people in my life much like the grandfather in this story who encouraged and supported me. They always reminded me to work really hard, be respectful, and most importantly remember to have fun.”

—Reggie Leach, CM, OM, former right winger for the Boston Bruins

“A beautiful and inspiring story about the love of family, culture, and hockey.”

—Monique Gray Smith, author of When We Are Kind

“This book is a reminder that the game of hockey is for enjoyment, and enjoyment of this game is for EVERYONE. I encourage those who love this sport to support the players, coaches and officials to create a positive environment for the betterment of everyone involved. Have fun!”

—Carey Price, goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens

“This story takes me back to my memories as a child playing hockey. Each time after I played my father would always ask me if I had fun, and I always replied, ‘I sure did’ with a big smile. Play, have fun and make friends.”

—Ted Nolan, former professional hockey player and head coach for the Buffalo Sabres

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