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The Hockey Tree
Some people will do anything to keep playing hockey! Owen and Holly are having a great day whacking the puck around on the frozen lake. . . until Holly smacks the puck past Owen and it falls down an ice-fishing hole. They figure the game is over, until their father remembers the way the old-timers did it. He cuts an inch-thick round from a fallen tree, then gets a fisherma ...more
Hardcover, 30 pages
Published August 3rd 2006 by North Winds Press
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This is a favourite wintertime picture book that beautifully captures a Canadian winter day. Set in Saskatchewan, Owen and Holly are excited because Humboldt Lake has finally frozen over and it is a perfect morning for a spirited game of pond hockey. The two children are excited to drive to the lake with their dad and before long their skates are laced and the three are laughing and playing together. Unfortunately, just as the family starts to talk about taking a break and enjoying a mug of stea ...more
David Ward was born in Montreal and grew up in Vancouver. He was an elementary school teacher for eleven years before completing his master's degree. He is the author of the Grassland trilogy and is a writer and university instructor in children's literature. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and their three children.More about David Ward...