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Hockey Rules!

Hockey Rules!

by Irene Punt, illustrated by Ken Steacy

ISBN 9780545997652 Paperback
80 Pages | 5.29" x 7.61" | Ages 6 to 8
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Tom is the envy of his friends. His teenage babysitter, Jeff, is totally cool — he even plays road hockey. But things take a turn for the worse when Jeff becomes a ref and doesn't play favourites at a Hawks' hockey game. Jeff the Ref gives penalties and calls off goals; he plays by the rules. Things get out of hand when Tom and his friends fight back with mean chants and accidentally send Jeff a nasty e-mail. Tom comes to realize that it is better to play by the rules — at home and on the ice.

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  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2009

Rights Sold

  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic

Selling Points

  • Hockey is a winning subject for kids in Canada and its popularity is growing rapidly in the US.
  • There is a need for fiction with a hockey/sports theme in an early chapter book format.
  • Kids will relate to the familiar team, classroom and schoolyard situations depicted in the story.


Also by
Irene Punt

  • Tryout Trouble
  • The Rink Rats
  • The Funny Faceoff
  • The Wicked Slapshot

Contact Information

Maral Maclagan, Rights and Contracts Manager | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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