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Children's Fiction Hockey

I'm Going to Be a Hockey Star

by (author) A. L. Wegwerth

illustrated by Alana McCarthy

River Horse Books
Initial publish date
Nov 2022
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2022
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2


The very first hockey practice can be a little scary, but not if you are planning to be the world’s greatest hockey superstar! Follow the action and relish the dreams of a confident young boy as he begins his journey to hockey stardom. See what happens at a hockey practice, learn about the excitement and fun of the game, and experience the lovable chaos of the ice arena. With humor and a little bit of attitude, A.L. Wegwerth has written a great introduction to the sport, while Alana McCarthy’s vivid style brings the game to life for future hockey stars.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

A.L. Wegwerth hails from Minnesota, the State of Hockey, and is what you might consider a pioneer in women’s hockey. She played high school and college hockey before an injury forced her to hang up her skates for a few years. These days, you can find her on the ice either coaching youth hockey or playing a game of shinny in the backyard with her three kids. She is the author of four other books, including Hockey Talk: Sauce, Spinorama, and More Ice-Time Lingo, a book for die-hard hockey fans.

Alana McCarthy is an illustrator, letterer and designer who lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband, two boys, and a big orange cat, Pumpkin. Throughout her award-winning career, her eye-catching imagery has graced children’s books, magazines, murals, ads, and more.