One Hockey Night

BLUE SPRUCE nominee 2012

One Hockey Night

written by David Ward

illustrated by Brian Deines

Toronto: Scholastic Canada, 2010

30 pp.

Ages: 4 +

Interests: hockey, moving to a new home, siblings, Christmas, winter

A hockey-mad brother and sister are sad about moving from Saskatchewan to Nova Scotia. They especially miss playing on frozen ponds and lakes, but Christmas Eve brings a wonderful surprise: their father has made a skating rink in their backyard and all their neighbours come over to play.

This story revolves around a very close sibling relationship, bonding together over their love of hockey. It also deals with the sadness of moving away from your friends and making a new home in a new town.

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