W. Ross Macdonald School Library
Gretzky, Glen.

Great / Glen Gretzky and Lauri Holomis ; illustrated by Kevin Sylvester ; with a foreword by Wayne Gretzky. - Toronto, Ontario, Canada ; New York, New York, U.S.A. : Puffin, an imprint of of Penguin Canada Books Inc., a Penguin Random House Company, c2016. - 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.

"Inspired by Walter Gretzky."

Joining a hockey team headlined by a young Wayne Gretzky, Taylor finds himself overwhelmed and playing badly when he tries to do too much to make a good impression on his new teammates. A story of teamwork with a positive message, featuring Wayne Gretzky and his dad Coach Wally. Taylor is excited when he makes the hockey team, Wayne's 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."

Blue Spruce Nominee 2018


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Gretzky, Wayne, 1961- --Juvenile fiction.
Gretzky, Walter--Juvenile fiction.


Hockey--Juvenile fiction.
Friendship--Juvenile Fiction.
Self-confidence--Juvenile fiction.
Perseverance (Ethics)--Juvenile fiction.
Teamwork (Sports)--Juvenile fiction.
Sportsmanship--Juvenile fiction.


Canadian fiction, Juvenile.

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