Wendel and The Great One

byMike LeonettiIllustratorGreg Banning

October 1, 2008|
Wendel and The Great One by Mike Leonetti
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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...
Title:Wendel and The Great One
Product dimensions:32 pages, 10.54 X 9.78 X 0.35 in
Shipping dimensions:32 pages, 10.54 X 9.78 X 0.35 in
Published:October 1, 2008
Publisher:Scholastic Canada Ltd
Appropriate for ages:6
ISBN - 13:9780545990295

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