On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781771087759_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $12.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
published: Sep 2019
ISBN:9781771087759
publisher: Nimbus Publishing

Sid the Kid and the Dryer

A Story About Sidney Crosby

by Lesley Choyce, illustrated by Brenda Jones

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
hockey
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $12.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
published: Sep 2019
ISBN:9781771087759
publisher: Nimbus Publishing
Description

Milton the washing machine and W. P. (Whirlpool) the dryer are being delivered to a new home in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. The pair are excited to start their new jobs in the Crosby home, and are just getting settled in to the basement when "the kid" comes home from school. Sidney straps on a pair of Rollerblades, drags out a beat-up hockey net, and starts to practice. Every now and then a loud carrong echoes off W. P.'s shiny white enamel as the puck misses the net, prompting scolds from Sidney's mother upstairs.

Eventually, the poor dryer needs to be replaced; it's missing knobs and covered in dents. W. P. doesn't want to go, and it's up to Sidney to convince his dad that sometimes, being reminded of your mistakes is a good thing.

An imaginative interpretation of the history of Sidney Crosby's famous dryer (now a popular attraction at the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame), paired with vibrant artwork from award-winning illustrator Brenda Jones, Sid the Kid and the Dryer will have young readers and sports fans cheering from the sidelines.

About the Authors

Lesley Choyce

Lesley Choyce is the author of ninety books of literary fiction, short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction and young adult novels, including The Republic of Nothing and Dumb Luck.

Author profile page >

Brenda Jones grew up on Prince Edward Island, and then moved to Montreal in her early 20s, beginning a career in film animation. For 20 years she worked for private studios, doing color design, backgrounds, and art direction for many animated television series. Her parallel career as an illustrator began in the ’80s after her daughter was born. She has now published more than a dozen books, including Skunks for Breakfast, which won the Lillian Shepherd Award for illustration.

Author profile page >
Contributor Notes

Lesley Choyce is the author of ninety-four books for adults, teens, and kids. He founded and runs Pottersfield Press, a small literary press in Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia, and teaches creative writing at Dalhousie University. He surfs year round in the North Atlantic.

Brenda Jones grew up in Prince Edward Island and moved to Montreal in her twenties, where she worked at the National Film Board and on many animated TV shows. She started illustrating picture books in the 1980s, and has since published over twenty titles, two of which won the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration. She lives in PEI.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 8
Grade:
p to 3
Editorial Reviews

"Sid the Kid and the Dryer is a heartwarming story with an encouraging message for young (and old) readers!" —Resource Links (Winnipeg, MB)


"Young children who are familiar with Sidney Crosby will love this book which shows that practise and determination can indeed lead to success." —Resource Links (Pouch Cove, NF)

Buy this book at:

Buy the e-book:

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...