The Hockey Sweater, Anniversary Edition

Publisher: Tundra Books
 In the days of Roch's childhood, winters in the village of Ste. Justine were long. Life centered around school, church, and the hockey rink, and every boy's hero was Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Maurice Richard. Everyone wore Richard's number 9. They laced their skates like Richard. They even wore their hair like Richard. When Roch outgrows his cherished Canadiens sweater, his mother writes away for a new one. Much to Roch's horror, he is sent the blue and white sweater of the rival Toronto Maple Leafs, dreaded and hated foes to his beloved team. How can Roch face the other kids at the rink?

     The Hockey Sweater is a Canadian children's classic, and we are very excited to be doing an anniversary edition. It will include lots of extras, including original material from the author and illustrator, stills from the animated film, letters and quotes from celebrities and more. The design will be updated and refreshed. This will be a wonderful collector's edition for those who know the book, and a wonderful introduction to those who don't.

PRAISE FOR

"It's a classic... you can't really be a Canadian and not read it. It's become part of our cultural lexicon."
- Canadian Children's Book News

"... not only sweet and funny, but a wise parable about Quebec and English Canada."
- Toronto Star

"... a fantastic way to illustrate pre-Quiet Revolution Quebec...."
- The Globe and Mail

"...Roch Carrier's timeless book about a boy's catalogue snafu resonated across this hockey-mad country--because who didn't understand the horror of receiving the enemy's hockey sweater in the mail?"
- Faceoff.com