The Highest Number In The World

Hardcover | February 11, 2014

byRoy MacgregorIllustratorGenevieve Despres

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9-year-old Gabe (Gabriella) Murray lives and breathes hockey. She's the youngest player on her new team, she has a nifty move that her teammates call "the Gabe," and she shares a lucky number with her hero, Hayley Wickenheiser: number 22. But when her coach hands out the team jerseys, Gabe is stuck with number 9. Crushed, Gabe wants to give up hockey altogether. How can she play without her lucky number? Gabe's grandmother soon sets her straight, though--from her own connection to the number 9 in her hockey-playing days to all the greats she cheered for who wore it, she soon convinces Gabe that this new number might not be so bad after all. 

A lovely intergenerational tale and a history of the storied number 9 in hockey, The Highest Number in the World is a must-have for any hockey fan.

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9-year-old Gabe (Gabriella) Murray lives and breathes hockey. She's the youngest player on her new team, she has a nifty move that her teammates call "the Gabe," and she shares a lucky number with her hero, Hayley Wickenheiser: number 22. But when her coach hands out the team jerseys, Gabe is stuck with number 9. Crushed, Gabe wants to...

ROY MACGREGOR is the author of many hockey literature classics such as Home Team: Fathers, Sons and Hockey, Home Game, The 7 A.M Practice and the Screech Owls series. He was named a media inductee to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013, when he was given the Elmer Ferguson Award for excellence in hockey journalism. He has been involved in ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.25 × 10.37 × 0.37 inPublished:February 11, 2014Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770495754

ISBN - 13:9781770495753

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring! Every time I read this book, I cry. It's an inspiring story for young girls, promoting self-confidence, strong female role models, and women's hockey. The illustrations are charming. I want to give a copy to every child I know.
Date published: 2014-11-09

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“From the moment Grandma begins to share her past and her passion for hockey, the story’s context becomes broader, more complex, and more meaningful. A memorable, intergenerational picture book perfect for sharing.”
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