Children's LiteratureThe National Hockey League has gone through several expansions, adding new hockey teams. In the 1970's they saw a need for another New York team and Long Island was where they saw the fan base. Hence the New York Islanders were found. As with any new expansion team, the Islanders faced doubt. However, theirs was doubled by the existence of the New York Rangers, one of the original NHL teams, and a Stanley Cup championship team with a loyal fan base. Yet, over the years the Islanders have seen great success and are now a stable team with their own history of success and great players. Frisch provides young readers a brief glimpse into the history of the New York Islanders. While the length of the book might seem to be for young readers, the text and format makes an interesting read for more mature young readers. 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. This again places constraint on young readers who enjoy Nichol's works. 2004, Creative Education, Ages 8 to 12.
John D. Orsborn