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Children's Fiction Fantasy & Magic

Mr. Zamboni's Dream Machine

by (author) Francois Gravel

translated by Sarah Cummins

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 1992
Fantasy & Magic
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1992
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1992
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 13
  • Grade: 2 to 7
  • Reading age: 6 to 13


Imagine playing goal during the Stanley Cup playoffs! Imagine playing hockey for Team Canada! Imagine winning!
Daniel like dreaming. If only life were more like his dreams... Daniel plays goal for a junior team, and lately they have been losing.
Then one day the man who drives the ice-cleaning machine invites Daniel to do something special. He invites him to step inside his dream machine... What happens then can only be described as magic!

About the authors

François Gravel is the author of more than 25 books, four of which have been previously translated by Sheila Fischman and published by Cormorant Books. Francois has won the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Literature for Deux heures et demi avant Jasmine, and has been a finalist for le Prix du Journal de Montréal, the Brive-Montréal Prize, and the Alvine-Bélisle Award. François lives in Montreal and teaches at the Collège Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieau.

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Editorial Reviews

"Simple, perfectly constructed...this excellent novel should be read by as many children (and parents) as possible."

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