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That's Hockey

by David Bouchard, illustrated by Dean Griffiths

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When Etienne takes his cousin out to play street hockey for the first time, he has a lot of explaining to do. Street hockey is nothing like ice hockey. Everyone has to wear a No. 9 Canadiens hockey sweater, but beyond that, the game has more to do with a fun day in the snow than with winning or losing. Etienne's cousin comes away with a talisman and a story worth passing on.

About the Authors

David Bouchard

MĂ©tis author David Bouchard has written many bestselling and award-winning books for children. David grew up on the prairies, where he lived and breathed street hockey. David is a Member of the Order of Canada, and in 2013 he had a public school named after him in Oshawa, Ontario. He currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with his wife, daughter and two dogs. For more information, visit davidbouchard.com.
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Dean Griffiths realized his love for drawing at the age of 12, halfway through reading a comic book. He has illustrated over a dozen children's books, including The Patchwork House by Sally Fitz-Gibbon. He lives in Duncan, BC.
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Age:
0 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Reading age:
3 to 5
Awards
  • Short-listed, Chocolate Lily nominee
  • Short-listed, SYRCA Shining Willow nominee
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice
  • Commended, Resource Links "The Year's Best"
Editorial Reviews

"Bouchard captures the authentic thrill of a game played simply for the joy of it."

— Center for Children's Books

"Bouchard trumps our expectations in this winsome tale of how they play hockey in the Far North."

— Kirkus Review

"A terrific celebration and homage to the grand game of street hockey."

— Resource Links

"Joins Canadian hockey classics for and about children."

"Injects a vigorous note that challenges gender stereotypes that still exist in what is often viewed as an all-boys' sport."

— Canadian Literature

"A marvellous story...of the spirit of friendship, the love of the game and a shared passion among children."

— BC Parent

"The story moves at a lively pace, and illustrator Griffiths's hockey players are both comical and endearing."

— The Globe and Mail

"Large, colorful, and expressive cartoons show hockey-playing youngsters whose faces radiate enthusiasm and a love of the game."

— School Library Journal

"A first-rate picture book that will appeal to hockey fans of both sexes."

— Quill & Quire

"Sure to inspire many a road hockey game."

"Highly recommended."

— CM Magazine

"Bouchard and Griffiths combine words and illustrations to delightfully deceive readers."

"Highly recommended."

— Canadian Book Review Annual

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