Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
New friends and hockey makes every Christmas bright!
Owen and Holly have just moved to Nova Scotia from Saskatchewan and everything is different. There are still boxes to unpack, and playing hockey in their new driveway just isn't the same as skating around the frozen lake back home. Neighbours come around to help their mom and dad, but with Christmas only a few days away, Holly and Owen really miss the friends they left behind.
Little do they know that this year, a special surprise awaits them. On Christmas Eve, their father reveals what could very well be the best gift ever — a brand new backyard ice rink, filled with a whole community of new friends!
With breathtaking artwork and a poignant story filled with holiday spirit, this wondrous new picture book will warm the hearts of all who read it.
About the authors
est l'auteur des livres à succès Hockey sur le lac et Une belle nuit de hockey. Il a aussi écrit une collection
populaire sur le hockey. Il a vécu à Québec et à Vancouver et habite
maintenant à Portland en Oregon avec sa femme et ses enfants.
DAVID WARD is the author of the best-selling picture books The Hockey Tree and One Hockey Night. Raised in Quebec and Vancouver, he currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife & children. Visit him online at www.davidward.ca.
BRIAN DEINES has illustrated numerous books for children, including SkySisters
(written by Jan BourdeauWaboose), Dragonfly Kites (written by Thomson Highway),
and One Hockey Night (written by DavidWard). He has been nominated for
numerous awards, including the Governor Generalâ€™s Literary Award, the Ruth and
Sylvia Schwartz Childrenâ€™s Literature Award, the Martha Baillie Picture Book
Award, and the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award. A native of Red Deer, Alberta,
Brian lives in Toronto.
- Short-listed, OLA Blue Spruce Award
- Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
- Commended, OLA Best Bets
- Short-listed, Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Illustration
One Hockey NightWhen Owen and Holly have to move from Saskatchewan to Nova Scotia, they miss their friends — and hockey. But their dad has a surprise up his sleeve. On Christmas Eve the secret is revealed — an outdoor hockey rink filled with new friends. This holiday hockey story will warm the hearts of hockey fans young and old.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.
Other titles by David Ward
Other titles by Brian Deines
A Bear in War
A World of Kindness
Les chênes de Vimy
La route vers la paix
The Vimy Oaks
A Journey to Peace
Adrift at Sea
A Vietnamese Boy's Story of Survival
In a Cloud of Dust
The True Story of Three Zoo Elephants and their Rescue from Captivity