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Clancy with the Puck [Hardcover]

Chris Mizzoni
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Sept. 14 2007
Clancy with the Puck is a delightful Canadian twist on the classic American baseball story "Casey at the Bat," with a bit of Roch Carrier's The Hockey Sweater added for good measure. The hapless but heroic Clancy has a chance to win the hearts of hometown fans and take home the Stanley Cup. But our hero blows it in the final period: instead of scoring the game-winning goal, Clancy misses and ends up driving the Zamboni! This engaging children's hockey story is a creative re-telling of the classic baseball poem "Casey at the Bat." Clancy with the Puck is a hilarious and nostalgic tale of hockey hubris. The hardcover book includes a DVD with an animated short narrated by the legendary Bob Cole, whose Hockey Night in Canada play-by-play is heard by millions of hockey fans weekly. Clancy is enhanced by the fabulous full-colour artwork of animator Chris Mizzoni. Mizzoni has styled his work to reflect the original drawings on the O-Pee-Chee hockey cards, and the book's classic retro look will appeal to hockey fans of all ages. The animated short will be broadcast nationwide by Studio B Productions. Ages 3-8

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CHRIS MIZZONI (Vancouver) works at Studio B Productions, one of Canada's most successful independent animation houses. His hockey memorabilia collection includes an actual seat from Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens and an autographed stick from the 1963 Maple Leafs.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Dirty Thirties hockey brought to rhyming life Dec 19 2007
Format:Hardcover
Hockey fans will be pleased to see Clancy With the Puck under the tree?even after they get to the end and discover that the nail-biting ending isn't a happy one. It's the final game of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and the Hogtown Maple Buds are down 3?4, with four seconds on the buzzer, when their saviour appears: "Clancy strode across the ice; the crowd roared overhead." Animator Chris Mizzoni brings Dirty Thirties hockey to life with a helmetless Clancy taking the final penalty shot. "Down came his stick with fearsome might, a blur of puck and snow." Does he tie up the game? Well, if you've read "Casey at the Bat" you'll know how this ends, but look at the bright side: at least it's only Hogtown. Note: purchase price includes an animated short on DVD by author Mizzoni.
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