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The Hat Trick Paperback – Aug 24 2010

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTrophy; 1st Edition edition (Aug. 24 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554686288
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554686285
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.9 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #130,102 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This novel will appeal to those who like hockey. However, it will also appeal to those who enjoy a good story.” --- Resource Link

Tom Earle’s background as a player serves him well as he tells this page-turner of a story where the action both on and off the ice is described very well. His descriptions of plays are impeccable; they’re vivid and gripping, and you feel like you’re in the middle of them. Earle conveys the high level of skill that professional players employ, and the moves and strategies they’re capable of putting into action. After reading “The Hat Trick” I had a new respect for the game. . . . The Hat Trick” has strong character appeal, and readers get to know Ricky very well as a person worth caring about. In fact, well-drawn characters, and a realistic, action-driven plot will have even reluctant readers hooked from the first page. I recommend this book highly. --The Western Star

About the Author

Tom Earle was born in Orillia, Ontario, and was an avid young hockey player, playing for the Orillia Travelways, the Barrie Colts, and Dartmouth College of the NCAA before travelling to England to play for the Whitley Bay Warriors of the British Ice Hockey League. He has been a teacher for the past eighteen years. He lives in Oro-Medonte with his wife and three children. The Hat Trick is his first novel. Visit Tom online at

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It's obvious Tom Earle's own experiences and a lifetime of playing and coaching hockey combine to this story an authentic feel. But it's the compassion and insight into the events that collide to derail Ricky Phillips' golden life that make this book a touching read for everyone ' hockey fan or not! It's a story about dealing with what life hands you, and learning to live ' and grow ' beyond those circumstances. The occasional minor curse words and authentic hockey slang will delight young readers and aspiring hockey stars. It's obvious that Mr. Earle's career as a teacher helped him package a serious message in a way teens and young adults can appreciate it. That doesn't mean to say adults won't enjoy the book too ' there's plenty of action and interesting twists to make it a great read for all ages! I have to admit...I've read it twice and got goose-bumps both times! Congratulations to Mr. Earle on his first novel...I hope there are more coming!
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By Lauren on Feb. 11 2012
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I have read many books and this is one of my all time favorites. The plot is great and you never will want to put this book down. If you are a hockey fan and you love good books this is the perfect book for you!
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By Lori Harris on April 27 2015
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Exciting and a good read!
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The Hat Trick by Tom Earle July 13 2014
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I think that this is a great book for anyone to read from age 10 to 100 Earle really used words to express the characters' feelings. What I disliked about this book was that they swore too much. Other than that it was a great book. If you liked this book there is only one other book that Earle wrote. That book is Home Ice Advantage. Home Ice Advantage: Imagine living inside one of Canada's most famous arenas... Jake is determined to be a hockey star, and he might just have what it takes. But mounting pressure at home is beginning to threaten his dreams. Jake leaves his quite suburban life for the bustling streets of downtown Toronto, where he seeks shelter in Maple Leaf Gardens.

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