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A Very Hockey Christmas

A Very Hockey Christmas

by Gilles Tibo, illustrated by Bruno St-Aubin

ISBN 9781443128605 Paperback
32 Pages | 7.96" x 9.96" | Ages 3 to 8
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All Nicholas wants for Christmas is . . . everything hockey!

Nicholas can hardly contain his excitement leading up to Christmas. There's only one thing on his wish list: hockey gear!

When the big day arrives, Nicholas is ecstatic to discover that he got what he asked for! Only — uh oh — nothing is quite right . . .

When Nicholas realizes he's not the only one with this problem, he has a big one-size-fits-all idea to save the day.

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Praise for The Big Game:

"Once again Tibo and St-Aubin have scored! This is a humorous and fast-paced picture book sure to delight hockey fans and non-hockey fans alike." —Resource Links

"The Big Game has a fun and clever twist ending that will make kids smile . . . a relatable read with illustrations that will keep kids' attention." —Canadian Review of Materials


  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2014

Rights Sold

  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic


Also by
Gilles Tibo

  • Sleep Tight, Little Knight
  • The Little Knight Who Battled Monsters
  • The Little Knight Who Battled the Rain

Also by
Bruno St-Aubin

  • Winter Break Wipeout
  • The Big Game
  • George's Antlers
  • The Best Goalie Ever
  • Hurry Up, Nicholas!

Contact Information

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

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