L’écrivain Roch Carrier n’y échappa point et il nous livre ici, avec humour et nostalgie, les impressions et les sentiments d’une enfance empreinte des modèles. A French Canadian classic. Strong Quebecois accent. My students loved this lesson. Le Chandail de Hockey by Roch Carrier at – ISBN – ISBN – Livres Toundra – – Softcover.

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He has written many novels, short stories, plays, film and television scripts, essays, travel books, and poetry. Views Read Edit View history. When his mother orders a new sweater from the department store in the big city after the old one has worn out, he is mistakenly sent a sweater of Montreal’s bitter rival, the Toronto Maple Leafschandaill. He argued that The Sweater is one of the National Film Board’s best animated works that combined humour with cultural significance.

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Explorations into Children’s LiteratureDeakin University, 12 2p. This Sweater Is for You! The story has sold overcopies and has been republished in numerous anthologies. He stated that many francophones viewed Richard as a “hero of the people, an athletic freedom fighter against the rest of Canada”.

The Hockey Sweater – Wikipedia

Founded in Based in Toronto, Ontario. His coach removes him from his usual forward position, holding him back as a reserve on defence.

In he published his hugely successful novel, La Guerre, Yes Sir!. The Hockey Sweater Pour toujours, les Canadiens! As he remained unwilling to present his essay, Carrier was asked to write about anything he wanted to fill the time. In introducing the film for his video anthology Leonard Maltin’s Animation Favorites from the National Film Board of CanadaAmerican critic Leonard Maltin noted that hockey is “an obsession, a country-wide preoccupation that dominates many lives”, particularly those of children.


Add to list Share On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists. End by Roch Carrier. Now the village has a brand new library — the Roch Carrier Library. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A line from the story appears on Canadian five-dollar bills printed between and Richard also requested copies so that he could show it to his own children. Carrier and his friends all wear Canadiens’ sweaters with Richard’s number 9 on the back.

Retrieved from ” https: Contacting facebook Please wait The story centres on the obsession he and his friends had with the Montreal Canadiens ‘ organization and their star player, Maurice “The Rocket” Richard. They even wore their hair like Richard. Considering what to write, Carrier thought of his own childhood.

His much-loved children’s story, The Hockey Sweater, remains a timeless favorite. He stated in an interview that he began thinking of “when was it that I felt I was really myself? The cover of The Hockey Sweater. A humiliated Carrier wears the sweater to the rink where his peers stare at him in his blue sweater. The Hockey Sweater has achieved an iconic place in Canadian literature.

And I remember it was when I put on my skates and my Eaton catalogues on my legs, and I stood up, and I was taller than my mom, and I had a stick in my hands, so I was stronger than my brother, and I felt that I was little me.

It appeared in an English translation by Sheila Fischman the same year as part of an English collection of Carrier’s work called The Hockey Sweater and other stories.

It was published in as The Hockey Sweater[8] and by had sold overcopies. Nous vivions en trois lieux: As an illustration of the place hockey holds in the Canadian psyche, the Bank of Canada placed a line from the story on the reverse of the series five-dollar bill[14] making Carrier the first author to be quoted on a Canadian banknote.


Le Chandail de Hockey (by Roch Carrier & Sheldon Cohen)

When the package arrives, the young Carrier is horrified to discover the sweater of foch rival Toronto Maple Leafs was sent by mistake. The priest claims Carrier’s substitution is illegal as there are already five players on the ice. His old sweater having worn out, Carrier’s mother seeks to replace it. Buy this book at: Sheldon Cohen is an award-winning children’s book illustrator and film animator.

By the third period, he still has not played when one of his team’s defencemen is struck with a stick.

Le Chandail de Hockey

A year after publication, the National Film Board of Canada adapted the story into a ten-minute animated short film called The Sweater. All this from the boy who grew up in a village with no library and no books.

In Cohen approached May Cutlerfounder of Tundra Booksto create an illustrated children’s book of the story. Carrier is so angry that carrjer smashes his stick on the ice in frustration, for which the priest scolds him: Among his many other awards and honors, Mr.

From the Hardcover edition. Founded in Based in Montreal, Quebec. The Hockey Sweater is Carrier’s most famous work and is considered an iconic piece of Canadian literature. Of particular emphasis was the children’s fascination with Maurice Richard. When Roch outgrows his cherished Canadiens sweater, his mother writes away for a new one.