This nostalgic tale of a young boy's love for the Toronto Maple Leafs is now available from Scholastic!
Journey back to 1976 and meet Michael, who wants to be just like his hero Darryl Sittler, captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs. From his living room perch in front of the television, Michael watches Hockey Night in Canada and dreams of playing for the Leafs.
He sets out with his father on a search for a sweater that he can proudly wear on the ice while playing with his friends. He tries every store only to find out they are sold out. He tries one more, at Maple Leaf Gardens, and although they, too, have sold out of the Sittler sweater, Michael's father is able to get tickets to what will be an historic game for the Leafs' captain! As Michael roots Sittler on, he learns that there is much more to the love of hockey than just having the sweater of your favourite player.
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.
Sean Thompson was born and raised in Saskatchewan. He attended the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, where he majored in printmaking and graduated with Honours. Sean currently works as an artist on computer games in Vancouver. Visit him online at www.giantsquirrel. com/seanbio.html.
Praise for My Leafs Sweater:
"The excitement the father and son express while attending a real hockey game will resonate with true fans." -Resource Links