Wayne Gretsky: Hockey Great

Wayne Gretsky: Hockey Great

by Thomas R. Raber
     
 

After nearly two decades in the NHL, Wayne Gretzky continues to hold most of the league's major scoring records. In fact, he holds more NHL records than any other player. Growing up in Ontario, Wayne started playing hockey when he was only four, on an ice rink his father built in their backyard. He went on to become known as "the Great One, " playing in 18 All-Star…  See more details below

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After nearly two decades in the NHL, Wayne Gretzky continues to hold most of the league's major scoring records. In fact, he holds more NHL records than any other player. Growing up in Ontario, Wayne started playing hockey when he was only four, on an ice rink his father built in their backyard. He went on to become known as "the Great One, " playing in 18 All-Star games, named MVP nine times, and ranked as the league's leading scorer 10 times. This completely revised and updated biography follows Wayne's exciting career, from his four Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers to his current achievements with the New York Rangers.

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Children's Literature - Emily Schuster
Wayne Gretzky's love for hockey started early. As a two-year-old, he toted a toy hockey stick and scored goals against his grandmother in the living room. From there, Gretzky moved on to score 894 times and break dozens of records. Coupling inborn talent with hard work and dedication, he became known as the "Great One." This book honors Gretzky as much for his modesty and good sportsmanship as for his skill. Carefully chosen details trace Gretzky's evolution as a player and as a person, from childhood to his recent retirement. It chronicles his family life, the jealousy and public pressures he faced, and the greatest moments of his career. Quotes from fellow players and from Gretzky himself help fill out the portrait of the hockey star. Although the story also acknowledges Gretzky's less perfect moments, it always paints him as a hero. At the end of the book, readers will find a glossary of hockey terms and an exhaustive list of Gretzky's records and stats.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822598480
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
Sports Achievers Biographies Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.24(d)
Age Range:
9 - 14 Years

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