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Ice Floes and Frost

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The Hockey Tree
David Ward
Illustrations: Brian Deines
Toronto: North Winds Press, 2006. 28 p.
ISBN 0439956196
Ages 4 to 8

The water has frozen on Humboldt Lake, Saskatchewan, and it is a perfect day for hockey.

In no time the puck is flying back and forth, ricocheting off sticks and blades. Then Holly slaps the puck, sending it way out where it slides right into a fishing hole. No one has an extra puck. Fortunately, dad saves the game thanks to a "prairie puck."

This beautiful picture book is about family, winter, tradition and hockey. The full-page illustrations by Brian Deines provide a familiar and inviting setting that young readers will find irresistible.


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