________________ CM . . . . Volume XXII Number 29. . . .April 1, 2016


The Ultimate Book of Hockey Trivia for Kids.

Eric Zweig, Illustrated by Bill Dickson & Lorna Bennett.
Toronto, ON: Scholastic Canada, 2015.
375 pp., trade pbk., $12.99.
ISBN 978-1-4431-4609-8.

Subject Headings:
Hockey-Miscellanea-Juvenile literature.
National Hockey League-Miscellanea-Juvenile literature.
Stanley Cup (Hockey)-Miscellanea-Juvenile literature.

Grades 3-8 / Ages 8-13.

Review by Dave Jenkinson.

***½ /4


Pick That Up

In 1950, Ted Lindsay picked up the Stanley Cup and skated around with it after the Detroit Red Wings’ victory over the New York Rangers. Since then, players skating around the ice with the Cup has become a beloved hockey tradition. Lindsay may not have been the very first to do this though. Old newspaper stories say that Lou Trudel skated around after the Chicago Black Hawks won it way back in 1934.


While The Ultimate Book of Hockey Trivia for Kids is a “new” book, its contents are not “new”. Instead, Zweig’s most recent offering is a compilation of three earlier books he produced: Hockey Trivia for Kids, Hockey Trivia for Kids 2, and Hockey Trivia for Kids 3: Stanley Cup Edition. Because most of the trivia Zweig has assembled is about hockey happenings in the past, the contents of this “new” book have “aged” well.

     Libraries who don’t own the original three books will definitely want to add The Ultimate Book of Hockey Trivia for Kids to their collections. The volume would also make a terrific purchase by hockey aficionados, whether child or adult.

Highly Recommended.

Dave Jenkinson, CM’s editor, lives in Winnipeg, MB, the home of the Winnipeg Jets who are the source of some of Zweig’s trivia.

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