The Hockey Sweater, Anniversary Edition

Roch Carrier (Author) Sheldon Cohen (Illustrator)
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Description

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?

The Hockey Sweater is a Canadian children's classic, and we are very excited to be doing an anniversary edition. It will include lots of extras, including original material from the author and illustrator, stills from the animated film, letters and quotes from celebrities and more. The design will be updated and refreshed. This will be a wonderful collector's edition for those who know the book, and a wonderful introduction to those who don't.

Product Details

Price
$21.99
Publisher
Tundra Books (NY)
Publish Date
November 11, 2014
Pages
48
Dimensions
10.6 X 0.7 X 9.6 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781770497627
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About the Author

Roch Carrier was 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 become classics and are used in schools and universities around the world. His much-loved children's story, The Hockey Sweater, remains a timeless favorite. In 1991, Roch Carrier was awarded the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for Prayers of a Very Wise Child. Among his many other awards and honors, Carrier is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and the holder of many honorary doctorates. All this from the boy who grew up in a village with no library and no books. Now the village has a brand new library - the Roch Carrier Library.

Sheldon Cohen is a multi-award winning children's book illustrator and film animator based in Montreal, mostly known for his artwork depicting Roch Carrier's classic short story, The Hockey Sweater. The prizes he garnered over the past 30 years include the Governor-General's award for Illustration, the BAFTA for Best Animated Film, the AIGA Certificate of Excellence for design and the IBBY Honour List representing the best of illustrations from Canada. Interested in helping students develop their own creative projects, Sheldon has conducted courses at Concordia University and Harvard University. He recently released a memoir of his 40-year career entitled This Sweater Is for You! Celebrating the Creative Process in Film and Art.

Reviews

One of BookRiot's 50 Must-Read Canadian Children's and YA Books

PRAISE FOR The Hockey Sweater

"Stephen Harper said the book 'still touches the hearts of Canadian hockey fans, young and old.' . . . Justin Trudeau, who would become Prime Minister, called it 'an iconic depiction of a truly Canadian experience.'" --Roy Macgregor, Globe and Mail

"It's a classic. . . . You can't really be a Canadian and not read it. It's become part of our cultural lexicon." --Canadian Children's Book News

". . . not only sweet and funny, but a wise parable about Quebec and English Canada." --Toronto Star

". . . Roch Carrier's timeless book about a boy's catalogue snafu resonated across this hockey-mad country--because who didn't understand the horror of receiving the enemy's hockey sweater in the mail?" --Faceoff.com

"[A] true-life parable woven so deeply into the national fabric that it's hard to conceive of a time when it wasn't there." --Toronto Sun