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That's Not Hockey!

by Andrée Poulin, illustrated by Félix Girard

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Description

 

The legendary goalie who revolutionized the game of hockey

 

Young Jacques Plante’s way of playing hockey may look different from everyone else’s. Instead of a puck, he uses a tennis ball, and his shin pads are made out of potato sacks and wooden slats. But that’s not going to stop him. He loves the game.

 

Jacques is drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in his mid-twenties. Fans love the unstoppable goalie as he leads his team to one victory after another. But there’s a price to pay: pucks to the face result in a broken jaw, broken cheekbones, multiple stitches, and even a skull fracture. 

 

One day, Jacques has had enough. He goes on the ice wearing a fiberglass mask. The coach orders him to take it off.

 

Finally, at a game against the Rangers, when yet another puck hits Jacques square in the face, he puts his foot down. He will not continue to play unless he’s allowed to wear a mask.

 

Young hockey fans will enjoy this story of Jacques Plante, whose determination and love of the game brought about a revolutionary change to how it is played.  

About the Authors
Andrée Poulin has written over 30 picture books, many of which have won or been nominated for prizes. As a journalist, she was passionate about telling true stories. Now an author, she delights in inventing them. She has published picture books, early readers, and middle grade fiction, as well as two YA novels. She lives in Gatineau, Quebec.
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FÉLIX GIRARD is a professional illustrator living in Quebec City. His work has been published and exhibited numerous times around the world.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
5 to 8
Grade:
k to 3
Reading age:
5 to 8
Awards
  • Short-listed, Quebec Writers’ Federation Award
Editorial Reviews

“Big, bold, and colorful . . . a memorable introduction to a legendary, innovative hockey player.” —Booklist, 08/01/18

— Booklist

“A clever introduction to the game-changing career of profession hockey goalie Jacques Plante.” —Kirkus Reviews, 07/01/18

— Kirkus Reviews

“Poulin’s taut storytelling style makes this picture book accessible to even the youngest readers while giving us a complete plot populated by well-rounded characters.” —Montreal Review of Books, Summer/18

— Montreal Review of Books

“Hockey fans will be thrilled with this well-told story, and its glimpse at old-time hockey in Felix Girard’s action-packed illustrations.” —Sal’s Fiction Addiction, 08/19/18

— Sal’s Fiction Addiction

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