The Hockey Tree by David WardThe Hockey Tree by David Ward

The Hockey Tree

byDavid WardIllustratorBrian Deines

Paperback | November 1, 2008

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Owen and Holly are having a perfect day on frozen Humboldt Lake passing the puck around with their father - until Holly shoots the puck past Owen and it falls down an ice-fishing hole. Accepting defeat, they think the game is over, until their father imparts some wisdom and solves their dilemma by teaching them an ageold technique of hockey lovers from the past.

On the surface, The Hockey Tree is a simple tale about winter and a great day of playing hockey; at its roots it is a moving appreciation of the joys and wonders of the great outdoors, completely Canadian in its depiction.

David Ward counts C.S. Lewis, Lloyd Alexander, his students and their story-filled lives as huge inspirations to his storytelling. He is also the author of the Mask fantasy trilogy. Raised in Quebec and Vancouver, he currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and children. Brian Deines is an acclaimed Canadian children's boo...
Title:The Hockey TreeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.02 × 8.04 × 0.13 inPublished:November 1, 2008Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545990319

ISBN - 13:9780545990318

Appropriate for ages: 3


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great family story, outdoors The pictures are frosted-like and story is Canadian with a family playing hockey. This story is great for an early gradeschooler.
Date published: 2017-07-20