H is for Hockey: A NHL Alumni Alphabet
by Kevin Shea
Where was the first organized indoor hockey game played? When did the tradition of engraving winners' names on the Stanley Cup start? Which six brothers collectively played in more than 5,000 NHL games? Answers to these questions and many more can be found in H is for Hockey: An NHL Alumni Alphabet. Formed in 1999, the National Hockey League Alumni Association is affectionately known as "Hockey's Greatest Family" for good reason. Members of the NHL Alumni are considered hockey ambassadors, supporting the game and its history through many charitable causes and programs. Written by one of the game's foremost historians, this book pays tribute to them and the sport they love. Adding a personal touch are the memorable quotes sprinkled throughout the text. When 17-year-old Sidney Crosby was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2005, he said, "This is amazing. It's been a lot of hard work and a lot of sacrifices. It's unbelievable!"
- Dewey: 796.962
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585367948): 32 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2013, 09/01/2012
- PDF (9781627531009): 32 pages, © 2013, 06/01/2013
- Hosted ebook (9781627535465): 32 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Subject: Geography, High Interest, Language Arts
- Series: Sports Alphabet
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 9
- ATOS Reading Level: 6.9
- ATOS Interest Level: MG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 155232
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0
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Author: Kevin Shea
Kevin Shea developed a love for hockey as a toddler growing up in Windsor, Ontario, and today, is one of hockey’s foremost historians. He is a member of the Society for International Hockey Research and sits on the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Historical Committee. Besides teaching hockey history at a Toronto college and writing for the Hockey Hall of Fame, he has written many hockey books. H is For Hockey is his 11th book and his first with Sleeping Bear Press.
Illustrator: Ken Dewar
Ken Dewar graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 1984, and set up shop in Calgary soon after. He has worked as a professional Illustrator for the past 21 years, with numerous advertising and editorial accounts both locally and internationally. Ken’s art is drawn from a deep and honest curiosity about people in general. As he explains in his own words: “Whether it is the whimsical fantasy world of the romantic Victorian era or more serious themes, it is all based on my belief that we are all here to experience humanity. To try and show humanity at its best is my passion; also, to try and be versatile in whatever art you choose has always been my philosophy.”