Splinters

Picture Books | September 14, 2010

byKevin Sylvester

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Cindy Winters loves to play hockey. When her family's basement apartment is flooded and the floor freezes, she's even happy to skate on the concrete. Her parents are too poor to enroll her in a league, but she's resourceful and does odd jobs until she has earned enough money to play. Armed with her mother's old equipment, she is thrilled to join a team. But her happiness doesn't last long. Among her teammates are the horrible Blister Sisters. They make her life miserable. And worse, Cindy's sidelined by the coach, who just happens to be Mrs. Blister. It looks like she'll be spending the season cleaning equipment, instead of playing on the ice. Cindy's luck changes when her Fairy Goaltender appears and saves the day. With its great good humor and hilarious illustrations, Kevin Sylvester's Splinters is bound to become a favorite.

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Cindy Winters loves to play hockey. When her family's basement apartment is flooded and the floor freezes, she's even happy to skate on the concrete. Her parents are too poor to enroll her in a league, but she's resourceful and does odd jobs until she has earned enough money to play. Armed with her mother's old equipment, she is thrill...

KEVIN SYLVESTER is a renowned author, illustrator, and broadcaster. An award-winning sportscaster for seven years, he is well-known to listeners of CBC Radio One for broadcasting national sports and anchoring radio coverage for four Olympic Games. He is now a regular on "Here and Now," "The Current," and "The Sunday Edition." Kevin Syl...

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Format:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 9.3 × 10.3 × 0.4 inPublished:September 14, 2010Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0887769446

ISBN - 13:9780887769443

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Hockey Book Ever This is the best hockey book I have ever read. It is the imaginative re-telling of the story of Cinderella. All Cindy Winters wants to do is play ice hockey. She loves the game and plays when ever she gets the chance. Unfortunately her parents have very little money and can't afford to sign her up to play in an organized league. Cindy has to work hard and save till the day she has enough money. She doesn't mind that she has to wear her mothers old and very outdated equipment; she just wants to play. What she hadn't expected were the nasty Blister sisters. Once they found out what a good player Cindy was, they did everything they could to keep her off the ice. This all changes, when at a bleak moment, Cindy's Fairy Goaltender magically appears. I was laughing through this book. While this will appeal to most all children, any child who is at all even vaguely interesting hockey will love it and want to read it every day, especially during hockey season (which lasts most of the year here in Canada).
Date published: 2011-07-21