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Planet Hockey: First Star of the Game

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?

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Awards

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2021
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Express Award, 2021

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Rights Sold

  • French (N. Amer) - Éditions Scholastic

Selling Points

  • 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.

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Contact Information

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

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