The Hockey Sweater Story


A staple in Canadian children’s literature, The Hockey Sweater tells the tale of a small boy growing up in rural Quebec. When his Maurice Richard sweater becomes too small for him, his mother writes to Eaton’s to order a new one. When a Maple Leafs sweater arrives in the mail instead of his beloved Canadians, he is forced to endure the shame of wearing the rival’s jersey. His mother of course, in true Canadian spirt, does not want to offend Monsieur Eaton by returning it.

I love these illustrations. There are treasures throughout (an Eaton’s rug in the corner, coat of Arms at the post office, the Rocket poster in the dressing room).

-Karla Burr, MGDC

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