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The Best Goalie Ever

The Best Goalie Ever

by Gilles Tibo, illustrated by Bruno St-Aubin

ISBN 9780545980722 Paperback
32 Pages | 8" x 9.95" | Ages 3 to 8
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Nicholas has to play goalie for the first time — and he can't stay awake!

The night before a hockey game, Nicholas agrees to fill in as goalie for his team. He has never played in net before, and spends a restless night thinking about it. That makes him so tired the next morning he can hardly eat breakfast or get into his hockey gear. When he gets to the arena, he's still so tired that he's falling asleep in goal! But miracle of miracles, every sleepy move he makes turns out to be a save!

This is another delightful story brought to us by the author-illustrator team of Where's My Hockey Sweater? and Hurry Up, Nicholas! Kids will relate to the anxiety-ridden Nicholas, as he tries something new; and they will laugh out loud when he succeeds in spite of himself!

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Rights Sold

  • Chinese Simplified - Hachette Phoenix
  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic
  • Ukrainian - Bohdan Books

Selling Points

  • Nicholas is a popular character whose dilemmas and family dynamics resonate with kids and parents – and make them laugh!
  • Nicholas thinks for himself and solves his own problem.
  • Gilles Tibo is a well-known and prolific author, and St-Aubin's colourful, amusing and action-filled illustrations charm readers.


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
  • A Very Hockey Christmas
  • The Big Game
  • George's Antlers
  • 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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