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One Hockey Night

One Hockey Night

by David Ward, illustrated by Brian Deines

ISBN 9781443148122 Paperback
ISBN 9780545989954 Hardcover
32 Pages | 9.06" x 10.99" | Ages 3 to 8

New friends and hockey makes every Christmas bright!

Owen and Holly have just moved to Nova Scotia from Saskatchewan and everything is different. There are still boxes to unpack, and playing hockey in their new driveway just isn't the same as skating around the frozen lake back home. Neighbours come around to help their mom and dad, but with Christmas only a few days away, Holly and Owen really miss the friends they left behind.

Little do they know that this year, a special surprise awaits them. On Christmas Eve, their father reveals what could very well be the best gift ever — a brand new backyard ice rink, filled with a whole community of new friends!

With breathtaking artwork and a poignant story filled with holiday spirit, this wondrous new picture book will warm the hearts of all who read it.

Praise for One Hockey Night:

. Short-listed, OLA Blue Spruce Award

. Short-listed, Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Illustration

"A Christmas book, a hockey book [and] a gorgeously illustrated picture book . . . the perfect Canadian kids' book." -Canadian Bookseller


  • Short-listed, OLA Blue Spruce Award, 2012
  • Short-listed, Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Illustration, 2011
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2011
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2011

Rights Sold

  • French (N.Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic


Also by
Brian Deines

  • On a Snowy Night
  • The Road to Afghanistan
  • The Hockey Tree

Contact Information

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

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