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The Hockey Sweater, Anniversary Edition

Written by Roch CarrierAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Roch Carrier
Illustrated by Sheldon CohenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Sheldon Cohen
Translated by Sheila FischmanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Sheila Fischman

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 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.
Roch Carrier|Sheldon Cohen|Sheila Fischman

About Roch Carrier

Roch Carrier - The Hockey Sweater, Anniversary Edition
Roch Carrier is Canada’s National Librarian and the beloved author of many Canadian classics for both adults and children. In 1968 he published his hugely successful novel, La Guerre, Yes Sir!. He has written many novels, short stories, plays, film and television scripts, essays, travel books, and poetry. Several of his works have become classics and are used in schools and universities around the world. His much-loved children's story, The Hockey Sweater, remains a timeless favorite. In 1991, Roch Carrier was awarded the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for Prayers of a Very Wise Child. Among his many other awards and honors, Mr. Carrier is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and the holder of many honorary doctorates. All this from the boy who grew up in a village with no library and no books. Now the village has a brand new library – the Roch Carrier Library.

About Sheldon Cohen

Sheldon Cohen - The Hockey Sweater, Anniversary Edition
Sheldon Cohen has had an impressive career in illustration, animation, film directing, and painting. His films include Pies (1983), which won the Blue Ribbon at the American Film Festival, and The Sweater (1980), which won fifteen international awards. The Sweater's success with a book version of the film and a sequel, the latter won the Governor General's Award for Children's Illustrations. The Snow Cat, an animated film based on a children's book by the late Dayal Kaur Khalsa, was released in 1998. In addition to his work in film, Sheldon Cohen is an accomplished and highly regarded painter and a sought-after lecturer and teacher. He lives in Montreal.

About Sheila Fischman

Sheila Fischman - The Hockey Sweater, Anniversary Edition

Sheila Fischman  is the award-winning translator of some 150 contemporary novels from Quebec. In 2008 she was awarded the Molson Prize in the Arts. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and a chevalier de l'Ordre national du Québec. She lives in Montreal.

Praise

Praise

"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

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