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Children's Fiction Ice Skating

Tommy's New Block Skates PB

illustrated by David Preston Smith

by (author) Garth Vaughan

Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Sep 2007
Ice Skating
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2007
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In a small town in Nova Scotia, Tommy is dreaming about skating on Half-mile Pond. He will skate fast, make circles and fancy figures on the ice, maybe even play hockey…as soon as he has his very own skates. Join Tommy in discovering how old-fashioned block skates are made. Will Tommy's new block skates be ready by winter?

About the authors

David Preston Smith is an internationally recognized artist and illustrator. He launched his career with NASA as a concept illustrator and has worked as the official sports artist for many of Canada's premier sporting events, including the Canada Cup Hockey Series and Olympic Games. He lives in Head of St. Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia.

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A retired surgeon, Garth Vaughan is curator of the Windsor Hockey Heritage Museum and the author of the Canadian bestseller The Puck Starts Here: The Origin of Hockey (1996). Garth is a strong promoter of Nova Scotia's hockey heritage, and his hockey history website,, is popular with children and adults worldwide. Garth lives in Windsor, Nova Scotia.

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