The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories: and Other Stories

Audio Book (Cassette) | October 1, 2001

byRoch Carrier, Alexander HausvaterTranslated bySheila Fischmann

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Few stories better capture the spirit of what it is to be Canadian than Roch Carrier's The Hockey Sweater. This tale of a little Québecois boy who idolizes the great Maurice "Rocket" Richard has become a Canadian classic. The joy he feels when his mother writes to "Mister Eaton" to order a Montreal Canadiens hockey sweater is replaced with horror when a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater arrives instead.

The Hockey Sweater was adapted as a children's book in 1984 and is still in print. In 1980, the National Film Board of Canada produced an animated short feature titled The Sweater, narrated by Roch Carrier. It has since become one of their most popular animated films. This quintessential Canadian tale is accompanied by four stories from Carrier's classic collection; Son of a Smaller Hero, Pierrette's Bumps, The Machine For Detecting Everything That's American, and What Language Do Bears Talk? Featuring the voices of Gratien Gélinas, Mireille Lachance, Flora Belzano, and other familiar actors, this audio edition of Roch Carrier's stories of childhood will entertain the entire family.

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Few stories better capture the spirit of what it is to be Canadian than Roch Carrier's The Hockey Sweater. This tale of a little Québecois boy who idolizes the great Maurice "Rocket" Richard has become a Canadian classic. The joy he feels when his mother writes to "Mister Eaton" to order a Montreal Canadiens hockey sweater is replaced ...

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The humorous, touching story of a young Quebec boy whose joy turns to horror when Eaton's mistakenly ships a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey sweater instead of the Montreal Canadiens sweater ordered by his mother. When he is forced to wear the Leafs "uniform," his whole world changes, including the attitudes of his teammates. This quintesse...

Roch Carrier was born in Sainte-Justine-de-Dorchester, a small Quebec village that provided much of the inspiration for his stories. He has received many prizes and honours, among them the 1991 Leacock Medal for Humour for Prayers of a Very Wise Child. His most recent book is Our Life With The Rocket: The Maurice Richard Story, release...

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Format:Audio Book (Cassette)Dimensions:1 pages, 5.47 × 4.16 × 0.67 inPublished:October 1, 2001Publisher:Goose Lane EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0864923325

ISBN - 13:9780864923325

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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