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Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 32
Themes: hockey, street hockey, Canadiens, winter sports, women in hockey, friendship, family
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 11/Oct/2016
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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—but it's a whole lotta fun!

Originally published over a decade ago, this lively and endearing picture book will introduce a new generation of hockey fans to the magic of real hockey.

Resource Links - September 1, 2003
"A terrific celebration and homage to the grand game of street hockey."
School Library Journal - January 1, 2003
"Large, colorful, and expressive cartoons show hockey-playing youngsters whose faces radiate enthusiasm and a love of the game."
Quill & Quire - October 1, 2002
"A first-rate picture book that will appeal to hockey fans of both sexes."
Kirkus Review - September 15, 2002
"Bouchard trumps our expectations in this winsome tale of how they play hockey in the Far North."

Awards

Resource Links "The Year's Best"  | 2002 | Commended
CCBC Our Choice  | 2003 | Commended
SYRCA Shining Willow nominee  | 2004 | Short-listed
Chocolate Lily nominee  | 2004 | Short-listed
CCBC Best Books  | 2017 | Commended