Forever: The Annual Hockey Classic
Illustrations: Brian Deines
Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2005. 56 p.
Ages 7 to 9
Acclaimed novelist and journalist Roy MacGregor creates a coming-of-age story with Forever. Young Bump is too small to play in the family hockey tournament. Held every Christmas, the tournament is flooded with the memories of generations of Finnigan players skating, passing and 'deking' on a frozen, country lake.
Forever chronicles Bump's debut in this tournament and follows him until his own son plays in the classic, which now takes place in the suburbs.
Forever is a sweet, traditional read with warm, large illustrations by Brian Deines.