The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories

The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories

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by Roch Carrier
     
 

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Few stories better capture the spirit of what it is to be Canadian than Roch Carrier's The Hockey Sweater. This tale of a little Québecois boy who idolizes the great Maurice "Rocket" Richard has become a Canadian classic. The joy he feels when his mother writes to "Mister Eaton" to order a Montreal Canadiens hockey sweater is

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Few stories better capture the spirit of what it is to be Canadian than Roch Carrier's The Hockey Sweater. This tale of a little Québecois boy who idolizes the great Maurice "Rocket" Richard has become a Canadian classic. The joy he feels when his mother writes to "Mister Eaton" to order a Montreal Canadiens hockey sweater is replaced with horror when a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater arrives instead.

The Hockey Sweater was adapted as a children's book in 1984 and is still in print. In 1980, the National Film Board of Canada produced an animated short feature titled The Sweater, narrated by Roch Carrier. It has since become one of their most popular animated films. This quintessential Canadian tale is accompanied by four stories from Carrier's classic collection; Son of a Smaller Hero, Pierrette's Bumps, The Machine For Detecting Everything That's American, and What Language Do Bears Talk? Featuring the voices of Gratien Gélinas, Mireille Lachance, Flora Belzano, and other familiar actors, this audio edition of Roch Carrier's stories of childhood will entertain the entire family.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770892675
Publisher:
House of Anansi Press Inc
Publication date:
01/01/1979
Series:
A List
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
152
File size:
265 KB

Meet the Author

Roch Carrier:Roch Carrier was born in the small town of Sainte-Justine, Quebec, in 1937. He received a BA from the Universite Saint-Louis in Edmunston, New Brunswick, a master's degree from the Universite de Montreal, and a doctorate at the Universite de Paris. He published his first book, La Guerre, Yes Sir! in 1968 at the age of 31. He was secretary-general of the Theatre du Nouveau Monde in Montreal, the director of the Canada Council from 1994 to 1997, and appointed National Librarian in October 1999. He lives in Ottawa and Montreal.

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