Children's LiteratureLike the Montreal Canadiens, the Philadephia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs, the Boston Bruins bring back the memories of "Old Time Hockey." Players like Eddie Shore, Bobby Orr, and Ray Bourque, all created a rich history for the Bruins. Their name is another word for bear, and they show the tenacity and strength of such a beast. The Boston Bruins, like any other sports team had its ups and downs, but many of their players not only made the Bruins successful but often contributed to the redefining of the game of hockey. John Nichols provides early readers with a look into some of these famous players and their impact on the game of hockey and the Boston Bruins hockey team. Lacking any bibliography or sources makes it difficult to feel the book is complete. The photographs are invaluable, yet there could be more done with such a book. Also missing from this "Hockey History" series volume is a timeline, which allows most readers to track a teams history and success. 2004, Creative Education, Ages 8 to 12.
John D. Orsborn