The Hockey Sweater Hardcover – Mar 1 1984
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First published in 1979 in a collection of adult stories and later made into an award-winning animated short film by the National Film Board of Canada, Roch Carrier's The Hockey Sweater is now firmly established as a Canadian classic. Basing the story on his own childhood growing up in St. Justine, Quebec, in the 1940s, Carrier describes the passion that he and his friends had for hockey, and particularly for the exploits of hockey great Maurice "The Rocket" Richard of the Montreal Canadiens. Roch and his friends all have red Canadiens sweaters emblazoned with Richard's famous number 9. When Roch outgrows his sweater, his mother orders him a new one from Eaton's in Montreal. The sweater that arrives two weeks later, though, isn't a Canadiens sweater but the blue-and-white sweater of the Toronto Maple Leafs, which Roch can't imagine wearing under any circumstances. But wear the Leafs sweater he must, with hilarious consequences. Sheldon Cohen's warm, rich illustrations are a perfect match for Carrier's exuberant text. And readers who enjoy The Hockey Sweater should check out Carrier's other sports stories--The Boxing Champion, The Longest Home Run, and The Basketball Player. (Ages 5 to 9) --Jeffrey Canton --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
“….not only sweet and funny, but a wise parable about Quebec and English Canada.”
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Fun kid's story book for the hockey lover. Especially if you are a Montreal Canadiens fan (not so much if you are a Toronto Maple Leaf fan). Read morePublished 6 months ago by Denise Vachon
I have read this book many times as a child. And yes it is a story which speaks of tensions between English and French speaking Canadians. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Phillip Brown
Bought this for my niece, it's good that she has this classic/standard in her colletion...Published 19 months ago by clsmooth