The Hockey Sweater

Hardcover | March 1, 1984

byRoch CarrierIllustratorSheldon CohenTranslated bySheila Fischman

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In the days of Roch’s childhood, winters in the village of Ste. Justine were long. Life centered around school, church, and the hockey rink, and every boy’s hero was Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Maurice Richard. Everyone wore Richard’s number 9. They laced their skates like Richard. They even wore their hair like Richard. When Roch outgrows his cherished Canadiens sweater, his mother writes away for a new one. Much to Roch’s horror, he is sent the blue and white sweater of the rival Toronto Maple Leafs, dreaded and hated foes to his beloved team. How can Roch face the other kids at the rink?

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Hand picked by our Panel of Experts the IndigoKids Recommends program offers book suggestions designed to help you find the perfect book easily and confidently. In this beloved story, see what happens when a Toronto Maple Leaf sweater is sent to a young Montréal Canadien fan by mistake. Forced to wear it to the hockey rink - where eve...

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In the days of Roch’s childhood, winters in the village of Ste. Justine were long. Life centered around school, church, and the hockey rink, and every boy’s hero was Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Maurice Richard. Everyone wore Richard’s number 9. They laced their skates like Richard. They even wore their hair like Richard. When Roch...

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In the days of Roch's childhood, winters in the village of Ste. Justine were long. Life centered around school, church, and the hockey rink, and every boy's hero was Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Maurice Richard. Everyone wore Richard's number 9. They laced their skates like Richard. They even wore their hair like Richard. When Roch...

Roch Carrier is Canada’s National Librarian and the beloved author of many Canadian classics for both adults and children. In 1968 he published his hugely successful novel, La Guerre, Yes Sir!. He has written many novels, short stories, plays, film and television scripts, essays, travel books, and poetry. Several of his works have beco...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:24 pages, 9.25 × 10 × 0.38 inPublished:March 1, 1984Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0887761690

ISBN - 13:9780887761690

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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From Our Editors

Hand picked by our Panel of Experts the IndigoKids Recommends program offers book suggestions designed to help you find the perfect book easily and confidently. In this beloved story, see what happens when a Toronto Maple Leaf sweater is sent to a young Montréal Canadien fan by mistake. Forced to wear it to the hockey rink - where everyone else wears Maurice "Le Rocket" Richard's red, white and blue - funny things start happening to the little boy. Young and old hockey fans will understand and empathize with Roch Carrier's classic Canadian story. Sheldon Cohen's delightful illustrations bring The Hockey Sweater vividly to life.

Editorial Reviews

“….not only sweet and funny, but a wise parable about Quebec and English Canada.”
Toronto Star