From the Publisher
This is the most comprehensive children's book ever written about the history of hockey, from the Canadian perspective. Kids who are passionate about hockey want to know everything there is to know about the game; this book delves into the history of the sport as a whole, rather than focusing on just one era or star player. The book's dynamic design includes sidebars, benchmarks, stats, captions, a quiz, and a glossary, giving children the option to pick up the book and casually thumb through it to glean interesting hockey facts; they can also dive into the captivating narrative that ties the landmark events and heroes of the game together. Targeted at children from ages 8 - 12, this book will also be enjoyed by many generations of hockey buffs; perfect for parents and their children to explore together!
From the Author
The game has endured since the days before there was the internet, television and even radio, through two world wars, a deadly flu and the Great Depression. In 1994, the elected leaders of our country finally recognized what everyone had known for a long time: that hockey is Canada. With the National Sports of Canada Act, hockey was acknowledged by Parliament as this nations official winter sport. Like us, our government sees that hockey is a thread that runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, a sport that links us as Canadians. The Act does make us think about a great game and the many people who have made it so. It reminds us of street hockey and the Stanley Cup, of heroes the game has known for more than 100 years. It leads us back to the days of long ago, to the recollections of our parents and grand-parents, and into our libraries to discover more. The National Sports of Canada Act reminds us of hockeys place in our culture and our hearts. And because the game is woven into so much of our culture, studying the history of hockey is, in many ways, studying the history of Canada with a glorious past and a very exciting future, just like the country it calls home. This is the story of hockey in Canada.