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Contributor(s): Holomis, Lauri, Gretzky, Glen, Gretzky, Wayne (Foreward By)
ISBN: 0670069906     ISBN-13: 9780670069903
Publisher: Puffin
    OUR PRICE: $15.30  
Product Type: School And Library - Other Formats
Published: September 2016
Annotation: A story of teamwork with a positive message, featuring Wayne Gretzky and Coach Wally (Wayne's dad, Walter Gretzky)

Taylor is so excited when he makes the hockey team -- and not just any team, but HIS team. The boy they are already calling The Great One. Taylor wants to be great too, but he's still got a lot to learn. Lucky for him, Coach Wally is in his corner, guiding him through the ups and downs of being part of a hockey team, and being the best player he can be. As Coach Wally says, if you have a good time, work hard and do your best, "that is all that matters."
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Hockey; Fiction.
Perseverance (Ethics); Fiction.
Teamwork (Sports); Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Hockey
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2016039318
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 11.00" H x 8.75" W x 0.50" (0.90 lbs) 32 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): GLEN GRETZKY is the Executive Director of the Wayne Gretzky Foundation, which raises money to help children and families across Canada and the United States. Glen is also the Brand Manager for Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery and continues to be involved in community events and fundraising. He lives in Brantford, Ontario.

LAURI HOLOMIS has worked with the Gretzky Family and the Wayne Gretzky Foundation for many years. She continues to work in the sports world and is passionate about teaching kids confidence. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband, Ryan, and son, Wyatt. The author lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Spring)
Taylor is psyched to have made the same youth ice hockey team as the "kid they are already calling the Great One." But being Wayne Gretzky's teammate is nerve-wracking, challenging Taylor's self-confidence. Coach Wally Gretzky's pep talk helps assure Taylor: "You don't have to be great at something to be great." Uneven illustrations reflect Taylor's development within this didactic, if well-meaning, story. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.