Inside Hockey!: The Legends, Facts, and Feats that Made the Game

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Keltie Thomas introduces young readers to the wild side of professional hockey, past and present, in this entertaining and informative book. Illustrated with photographs and humorous drawings, Inside Hockey! recounts the facts, adventures, and rare anecdotes that continue to make hockey one of North America’s most popular sports. It's all here — the stories about the superstars (male and female), the rules that changed the game, and the dazzling science behind the sport. Thomas profiles such unforgettable ...

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Overview

Keltie Thomas introduces young readers to the wild side of professional hockey, past and present, in this entertaining and informative book. Illustrated with photographs and humorous drawings, Inside Hockey! recounts the facts, adventures, and rare anecdotes that continue to make hockey one of North America’s most popular sports. It's all here — the stories about the superstars (male and female), the rules that changed the game, and the dazzling science behind the sport. Thomas profiles such unforgettable characters as the player who would rather fight than score, a goalie who sewed an elastic mesh net between his legs to catch the puck, and the guy who talked to the goalposts like they were old friends. Special categories include Legends on Ice, Strange but True, and Science at Play. This is the perfect trivia contest book, too, with the stories behind the greatest goal scorers, crazy goalies, practical jokers and hijinks, superstitions, the most ferocious fights, players overcoming obstacles, and the enduring obsession with that Cup called Stanley.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara Carroll Roberts
Young ice hockey aficionados will almost certainly love this book. All others may find it so jam-packed with hockey lingo, hockey trivia, and hockey lore that it is nearly impossible to read. It is written in a super-peppy, nearly over-the-top colloquial style, which young readers will find either fast-paced and engaging or annoying and off-putting. The page design is equally hyperactive. Each page contains ten or twelve different elements—short, stand-alone paragraphs, photographs, illustrations, sidebars, pull-quotes, and multiple fonts in multiple colors. It is a visual extravaganza that will undoubtedly draw in some young readers but will make it impossible for others to focus. For the true hockey lover, though, this book may well become a favorite, a compendium of all-things hockey that will be read again and again. Reviewer: Barbara Carroll Roberts
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897349298
  • Publisher: Owlkids Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,193,967
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2011

    Best book about hockey

    Clever and insightful. Kids and adults will love it

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