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Children's Fiction Hockey

The Mighty Tim Horton

by (author) Mike Leonetti

illustrated by Greg Banning

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2010
Category
Hockey, Winter Sports
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781443100427
    Publish Date
    Sep 2010
    List Price
    $19.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 2

Description

A young boy improves his hockey game with a little help from his idol, Tim Horton.

Trevor is a defenseman who loves to use his size in his game — sometimes a little too much. He's taking needless penalties, costing his team the wins they need to advance. He hates letting them down, but he doesn't know how to change his game.

As the Leafs head for the Cup in the 1961-62 season, he follows the plays of his hockey hero — Tim Horton — for inspiration. Horton is a big defenseman too, but he uses his size wisely.

One day, through a lucky coincidence, Trevor comes face to face with Tim Horton, and finds the nerve to ask him for some tips. Now, armed with some sound advice, he returns to his hockey team determined to rein in his temper and play a better game. And what a game it is! Trevor helps his team on to victory just as the Leafs hoist their newly won Stanley Cup — with a winning goal assisted by none other than Tim Horton!

About the authors

 

Mike Leonetti
connaît bien le hockey. Il est l'auteur de plusieurs livres mettant en
vedette des joueurs célèbres. Parmi ses ouvrages, on peut citer :Le but du siècle, Le grand Gretzky, Bobby Orr, un joueur en or et Le gardien masqué. L'auteur
est aussi un collectionneur passionné d'objets et de souvenirs se
rapportant au monde du hockey.

 

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.

Mike Leonetti's profile page

 

GREG BANNING has illustrated several of Mike Leonetti’s hockey books, including A Hero Named Howe, The Mighty Tim Horton, The Rocket and Wendel and The Great One.

 

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Awards

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets

Librarian Reviews

The Mighty Tim Horton

Trevor is a defenseman who takes unnecessary penalties and has been benched for fighting. After an accidental meeting with his favourite hockey player, Tim Horton, Trevor takes Tim’s advice to heart and changes the way he plays. This fictional account, based on actual historical events and real people, is filled with the incredibly realistic illustrations of Greg Banning.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2011.

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