Hockey for Fun! (Sports for Fun)

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Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.

Describes the sport of hockey and presents ...

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Overview

Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.

Describes the sport of hockey and presents information on the basic equipment, different moves, scoring, rules and more.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
In the world of major team sports perhaps none is faster paced than ice hockey. With players flying down the ice at top speeds, pucks traveling more than 100 miles per hour, and body checks driving players into the boards, hockey is a sport that moves at a rapid clip. For potential players and spectators, hockey can be a somewhat mystifying game. The six-ounce puck is difficult to follow and much of the game's action occurs away from it. Thus, it may be very helpful for novices to the sport to have a simple guidebook that details what it is about. Sandra Will has provided such an outline in this concise and illustrated work. In Hockey for Fun the author offers readers a quick run down of the main rules and elements of this sport. She describes hockey's rules, strategy, history, and flavor. This is a short book but one that also provides a nice overview of a sport that has international appeal. Readers will come away with a better appreciation of a game that combines complex athletic skills with power and grace. The book is part of the "Sports for Fun" series. 2004 Compass Point Books, Ages 8 to 10.
— Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756504885
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: For Fun Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.28 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author


Sandra Will graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University with a B.A. degree in English Literature. An avid Yankees fan, Sandra’s passion for baseball (and sports in general) stems from her grandfather, who was a professional baseball player in the 1920s and 1930s. Originally from Chehalis, Washington, Sandra lives in New York City.
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Table of Contents

Ground Rules
Introduction/Winter Is for Hockey! 4
The Rink/On the Ice 6
Players on the Ice/The Roster 8
Scoring/Slap It In! 10
Equipment/Suit Up 12
Playing the Game/Start It Up! 14
Offense/On the Attack 16
Defense/The Big D 18
Playing the Game
Passing/Forward Motion 20
Shooting/Take a Shot! 22
Checking/The Enforcers 24
Deking/False Moves 26
Rules/Follow the Rules 28
Violations/Safety First 30
Penalties/In the Box 32
The Power Play/Taking Advantage 34
People, Places, and Fun
Professional Leagues/The Pros 36
Player Biographies/Legends 38
The Stanley Cup/A Royal Legacy 40
Hockey Timeline/What Happened When? 42
Trivia/Hockey Highlights 44
Quick Reference Guide/Hockey Words to Know 46
Glossary/Other Words to Know 47
Where to Learn More 47
Index 48
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