Wendel and The Great One by Mike LeonettiWendel and The Great One by Mike Leonetti

Wendel and The Great One

byMike LeonettiIllustratorGreg Banning

Hardcover | October 1, 2008

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David is surprised to find that his teammates have named him captain of the Raiders. He accepts the responsibility with enthusiasm, but wonders what it takes to lead a team. He looks to his favourite players who also are captains, Wendel Clark of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Wayne Gretzky of the Los Angeles Kings for inspiration. When these two hockey heroes face each other during the Stanley Cup playoffs, David is able to learn the real meaning of leadership, while watching them tackle their responsibilities to their teams even in the face of defeat. The reader, of course, is treated to a fantastic play by play retelling of those thrilling games! Set against the backdrop of a truly exciting hockey season, this book teaches important leadership skills that can be used both on and off the ice.
Although hockey has achieved worldwide popularity, it originated in Canada. Mike Leonetti helps carry on the Canadian hockey heritage through his writing. Leonetti lives in Toronto and demonstrates his familiarity with professional hockey history in that city through such books as The Toronto Maple Leaf Trivia Book. The author also sho...
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Title:Wendel and The Great OneFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.54 × 9.78 × 0.35 inPublished:October 1, 2008Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545990297

ISBN - 13:9780545990295

Appropriate for ages: 6

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book on leadership. This is a great book about leadership for young readers. David is voted captain of his hockey team. In order to be a good captain he wants to emulate his favorite captains, Wendel Clark of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Wayne Gretzky of the Los Angeles Kings. He also spends time studying other Canadian leaders like Jean Beliveau, Marilyn Bell, Nancy Greene, Sir John A Macdonald, Pierre Trudeau, Terry Fox, Rick Hansen and many more. Over the hockey season he does become a better captain, and gets to watch a Western conference final between his two favorite captains in the NHL. (though this version of the story omits the notorious high stick by the great one in that series.) This is a wonderful book, both about hockey and leadership. I was and never will be a leaf's fan but I have always appreciated Wendel's skill.
Date published: 2009-12-04