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Title:
All about hockey
Author:
Sullivan, George, 1927-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
159 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
An introduction to the sport of ice hockey, including its history, equipment, techniques, terminology, rules, and players.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780399231728

9780399231735
Format :
Book

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Summary

Stick handling? Slap shot? Spearing? This is the language of hockey, a sport fast growing in popularity. Here George Sullivan explains not only the game's terms, but its equipment, rules, tactics and skills, in clear, easy-to-follow text and dramatic photographs. This companion to All About Baseball, All About Basketball, and All About Football describes the history of the sport, and the organization of its professional leagues, as well as international hockey competitions, and it profiles six of the greatest players of all time.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-6. Sullivan, who has previously informed young readers about baseball, basketball, and football, now turns his attention to ice hockey. Focusing primarily on the sport as a game rather than a media event, he outlines basic rules and skills as well as offensive and defensive play. The last third of the book considers the history of hockey as a professional sport and profiles great players past and present. This clearly written guide provides a good, solid introduction to the sport. To be illustrated with photographs. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-"General background" is a category that comes to mind when evaluating this book. There is a quick history of the sport; coverage of basic rules and skills; a discussion of offensive and defensive strategies; and an examination of professional, Olympic, and World Cup hockey. A chapter profiling players who have had a major impact on the game and a list of major records are also included. If there is nothing exceptional about all of this, there is also nothing particularly objectionable, except for a brief excursion into that glorification of violence that seems peculiar to professional hockey. Black-and-white photographs of games and various trophies appear throughout. Sullivan's efficient, workmanlike prose is appropriate to the subject matter. An acceptable overview that should be purchased according to demand.-Richard Luzer, Fair Haven Union High School, VT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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