Wendel and The Great One by Mike LeonettiWendel and The Great One by Mike Leonetti

Wendel and The Great One

byMike LeonettiIllustratorGreg Banning

Paperback | September 1, 2010

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When David is named captain of his hockey team, he accepts with enthusiasm, but wonders what it takes to be a true team leader.

He looks to his favourite players who are also captains - Wendel Clark of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Wayne Gretzky of the Los Angeles Kings - for inspiration. And as the two teams face each other in the Stanley Cup playoffs, he watches how they tackle their responsibilities to their teams.

Mike Leonetti has written several books for both children and adults about the good ol' hockey game. His previous titles for children include, A Hero Named Howe and The Rocket. He lives in Woodbridge, Ontario. Greg Banning has illustrated several of Mike Leonetti's hockey books, including Gretzky's Game, A Hero Named Howe and Maple ...
Title:Wendel and The Great OneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.46 × 10.28 × 0.13 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545980690

ISBN - 13:9780545980692

Appropriate for ages: 6


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book on leadership. This is a great book about leadership for young readers. David is voted captain of his hockey team. In order to be a good captain he wants to emulate his favorite captains, Wendel Clark of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Wayne Gretzky of the Los Angeles Kings. He also spends time studying other Canadian leaders like Jean Beliveau, Marilyn Bell, Nancy Greene, Sir John A Macdonald, Pierre Trudeau, Terry Fox, Rick Hansen and many more. Over the hockey season he does become a better captain, and gets to watch a Western conference final between his two favorite captains in the NHL. (though this version of the story omits the notorious high stick by the great one in that series.) This is a wonderful book, both about hockey and leadership. I was and never will be a leaf's fan but I have always appreciated Wendel's skill.
Date published: 2009-12-04