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Kindergarten-Grade 2-A young hockey player receives the ultimate gift when her parents accidentally buy Wayne Gretzky's hockey stick at a charity auction. However, her father insists that she keep the expensive collector's item displayed on pegs above her bed. Temptation overcomes, and the stick is smuggled to the ice rink inside a huge stuffed giraffe. With the autographed stick, the child scores goal after goal and her team has its best season ever. Meanwhile, Gretzky himself is in a scoring slump. The newspaper says he's lost his stuff. After a sleepless night full of guilty dreams, the protagonist hurries to Madison Square Garden determined to return the magic stick. The hockey pro is so touched by his young fan's generosity that he requests her autograph. A satisfying ending shows the famous stick displayed at the Hockey Hall of Fame. This story is told in humorous rhyme and is accompanied by delightful cartoon illustrations. Even children who have no knowledge of hockey will be entertained by this book and impressed by its message. Maloney and Zekauskas have scored a winning goal with this one.
Jackie Hechtkopf, University of Maryland, College Park
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Peter Maloney and Felicia Zekauskas (www.redbirdland.com) live in New York City. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Series: Picture Puffin Books (Paperback)
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (October 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0142300152
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142300152
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Peter Maloney and Felicia Zekauskas have sold over a million children's picture books published by Scholastic and Penguin Putnam, including such beloved classics as The Magic Hockey Stick, One Foot Two Feet, and Redbird at Rockefeller Center.

Peter and Felicia have also written an adult novel, SNAPPER, a thriller about a bloodthirsty underwater menace that terrorizes a small lakefront town in the mountains of North Jersey. SNAPPER is a fast-paced page-turner in the tradition of Peter Benchley's classic JAWS.

While not writing and illustrating books, Peter and Felicia are creative partners in Zinc, a graphic design and advertising firm that specializes in the branding and marketing of luxury real estate in New York City.

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Format: Hardcover
This book is so enjoyable it really makes me look forward to storytime. The story, based in truth, is one adults can identify with and kids find amusing. The rhyme scheme reminds me of Dr. Suess and the illustrations are first rate. The little girl in the story learns how to help others, in this case the Great Wayne Gretzky, at the expense of her own good fortune. It shows an intact loving family (a rarity in today's culture), shows that little girls can be the star of a story, and can play hockey. If you like hockey, love kids, or remember reading Dr. Suess as a kid, you'll love this book.
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This is a great children's book that will also entertain any adult. The book follows a girl and how Wayne Gretzky's hockey stick helps her become the great player on her hockey team. She make a choice to return the stick to Wayne Gretzky to pull him out of his slump. This a great lesson for kids
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My 2 and 4 year old like hockey and they love this book. We picked it up at the library and were very pleasantly surprised to find such a refreshingly modern book. It is about a family that accidently end up buying Wayne Gretzky's hockey stick at an auction. The daughter plays hockey and the stick helps her to play better. But in the mean time, Wayne Gretzky goes into a slump without it. The girl decides she must return the stick to him. I cannot do the book justice though. It is a rhyming verse book that is so easy to read and there is alot of humor in it, yet it has a nice lesson. My kids have tons of books but they love this one and it is one that I do not get sick of reading. Thank you to the author's for something new and refreshing.
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What a fun book! My little hockey fan loves to read it aloud, to anyone who will listen. This coming at a time when, though he is a fabulous reader, he complains when asked to read something aloud (he'd much rather be PLAYING "hockey"). The story is interesting to hockey fans, the inclusion of Wayne Gretsky's name and record is compelling to young hockey fans, and the rhyming text makes it fun to read. You'll love this book!
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Format: Hardcover
This book is so enjoyable it really makes me look forward to storytime. The story, based in truth, is one adults can identify with and kids find amusing. The rhyme scheme reminds me of Dr. Suess and the illustrations are first rate. The little girl in the story learns how to help others, in this case the Great Wayne Gretzky, at the expense of her own good fortune. It shows an intact loving family (a rarity in today's culture), shows that little girls can be the star of a story, and can play hockey. If you like hockey, love kids, or remember reading Dr. Suess as a kid, you'll love this book.
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I bought for my 6 years old son for his birthday after friend's recommendation. We borrowed it, read it and he loved so much that he wanted to have his own:) really great book!
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This book has been a bedtime favorite in our house for years, first with my older son and now with my second. It has even been to school a few times for "share". Great for any young hockey fan/player.
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My 3 year old loves hockey and it's hard to find hockey books for children, but not only was this an amazing find for the hockey part, but it is an amazing Seuss-like story that we read over and over and over. The story is so cute and it is written so well and the hero of the story is a girl hockey player, which makes Mom proud! My son, and all of us LOVE this book. Thank you Peter and Felicia for writing such an amazing childrens story about a time honored sport!
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