Abby's Fabulous Season

Abby's Fabulous Season

10.95

By Alain M. Bergeron

 

A Girl. A Puck. No Limits.

If anyone discovers my secret, I’m convinced I’ll be expelled from the league. Despite our modern 1950s society, a girl playing hockey with boys is inconceivable… 

Abby Hoffman loves to play hockey, just like her big brothers. So much so that she manages to bluff her way onto a boy’s team. With her short hair and using the name “Ab” Hoffman she can almost pass for one of the boys… 

But when her secret is revealed, she will have to fight very powerful people for the right to keep playing with her team.

Based on the true story of Abby Hoffman, whose determination and courage paved the way for girls to play hockey. Abby went on to become an Olympic track star and the first female elected to the Executive of the Canadian Olympic Committee. 

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About the Author

Alain M. Bergeron is a big hockey fan. He is a prolific author of books for young people. He lives in Victoriaville, Quebec.

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Product Information

  • Release: October 9, 2014
  • $10.95 Paperback
  • 312 Pages
  • 5.25 x 7.5
  • Juvenile Fiction 
  • Ages 8-11 / Grades 3-6
  • ISBN: 9781927583470

Subjects

  • Character Education
    > Prejudice & Tolerance
    > Strong Female Characters
  • Language Arts
    > Biography
    > Historical Fiction
  • Health & Phys Ed
    > Sports

Praise for Abby's Fabulous Season

"The pace of the story flows smoothly... While the story focuses on the gender restriction which prohibits Abby from openly participating in the boy’s hockey league, readers are also exposed to other areas of 1950’s culture that were male dominated. Recommended." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"My favourite character in Abby's Fabulous Season is Abby Hoffman because of her determination to play hockey in the Little Toronto Hockey League even though many people thought hockey was just for boys. Something I liked about this book is that it was very captivating and I couldn't put it down for a second without thinking what was going to happen next. I really enjoyed this story and I'm sure that I'll probably read it again soon."  - Anya (age 13), Canadian Teacher Magazine