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Children's LiteratureIn the fall of 2003 the Montreal Canadiens returned to their roots playing a game in an outdoor rink. It was so cold they were wearing stocking caps over their helmets. In their game the Canadiens relived the dynasty that earned them the unsurpassed record of the most successful championship team in the history of hockey. They have won more Stanley Cup championships than any other team. Their legendary players such as Patrick Roy and Howie Morenz represent the "Old time hockey," style of skill and speed over brute force. Part of the "Hockey History" series, Goodman presents an overview of the Canadiens through the great players who made the club legendary. Lacking in this book is any kind of bibliography, index or further research section. For any non-fiction book this is important for young readers to expand their knowledge of any subject. There is also no information on the author. Somewhat fun to read, there should be more information offered to the reader. In addition, some of these players went on to greatness on other teams. This type of contribution by the Canadiens should be emphasized more. As with other books in the series the information is good but the book overall could be better. 2004, Creative Education, Ages 8 to 12.
— John D. Orsborn