Synopses & Reviews
For everyone who loves hockey - young or old, player or spectator - I hope this book inspires you to simply pick up a stick, get together with some friends, and just have some fun playing the best game on earth.”
Hockey legend, Bobby Orr from the afterword of The Boy in Number Four
Bobby Orr played in the NHL with the Boston Bruins for ten seasons leading them to two Stanley Cup victories. He also played with the Chicago Black Hawks for two more all the while wearing jersey number 4. In the Boy in Number Four, readers will get a glimpse of this hockey legend as a boy and discover the hard work, commitment, and fun it takes to make a dream into a reality.
This book also includes an afterword by Bobby Orr with an inspirational message for kids today.
Hockey fans can learn the alphabet with this fun book that utilizes images of all things hockey. Highlighting rules, players, coaches, teams, and the history of the game, this picture book entertains as it educates.
About the Author
Kara Kootstra has always been a hockey fan. She lives in Windsor, Ontario, with her husband, Kyle, and her two children. This is her first book.
Regan Thomson is a graduate in Graphic Design from Humber College in Toronto and taught art at Kent Academy in Jos Nigeria. She lives in Harrow, Ontario, with her husband, Steve, and their children.
Bobby Orr was in the NHL from 1966 to 1978. He dramatically changed the way hockey was played by becoming an offense-minded defenseman. Twice he won the Art Ross trophy for leading the league in scoring. Bobby Orr was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979.