Planet Hockey: First Star of the Game
by J. Torres, illustrated by Tim Levins
ISBN 9781443128896 Paperback
144 Pages | 6.021" x 9.025" | Ages 7 to 12
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Canada’s favourite sport gets out-of-this world treatment in this action-packed, laugh-out-loud graphic novel!
Welcome to the GHL – the Galaxian Hockey League! Isaac may be the Greatest Of All Time in online hockey, but he’s an epic fail on actual ice. Too bad nobody told the Galaxians! Isaac is warped away to become the new superstar of the planet’s worst team of all time. Fortunately, Isaac’s friend Lily tags along — and she just might be the best goalie this side of the Milky Way.
But the interstellar game isn’t quite like hockey on Earth. Opposing players are shaped like trees, or built like actual boulders, or electrified. And even if Isaac can whip his disastrous new team into shape, Emperor Mad Maroon still might put them all in the Penalty Box of Pain.
Can Isaac score a win in the big game . . . and get back to home ice?
- Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2021
- Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Express Award, 2021
- Colouring Page
Easter Egg Matchup
Easter Egg Matchup - Answers
Galaxian Name Game
Galaxian Name Game - Answers
Getting Back In The Game
Planet Hockey Title Page
Planet Hockey Word Search
Planet Hockey Word Search Answers
Scavenger Hunt Answers
- French (N. Amer) - Éditions Scholastic
- Hockey + humour + space adventure + graphic novel = high-interest reading!
- Appealing full-colour format.
- Story features boy and girl protagonists amidst a galaxy of crazy characters.