• Voici l'histoire de Saul Indian Horse, un jeune Ojibwé qui a grandi en symbiose avec la nature, au coeur du Canada. Lorsqu'à huit ans il se retrouve séparé de sa famille, le garçon est placé dans un internat par des Blancs. Dans cet enfer voué à arracher aux enfants toute leur indianité, Saul trouve son salut dans le hockey sur glace. Joueur surdoué, il entame une carrière parmi les meilleurs du pays. Mais c'est sans compter le racisme qui règne dans le Canada des 70's, jusque sur la patinoire.

    On retrouve dans Jeu blanc toute la force de Richard Wagamese : puisant dans le nature writing et sublimant le sport national canadien, il raconte l'identité indienne dans toute sa complexité, riche de légendes, mais profondément meurtrie.

  • La chute du mur de Berlin a fait miroiter un monde où tous les murs tomberaient, mais jamais l'humanité n'en a érigés autant qu'aujourd'hui. Dans un reportage de terrain vivant et sensible, Un monde enclavé nous amène à la rencontre des femmes et des hommes qui vivent à l'ombre du béton armé. Du Sahara occidental, à la clôture qui sépare un quartier riche d'un quartier pauvre dans la ville de Montréal, en passant par Ceuta et Melilla, Chypre, le Bangladesh, la Palestine, l'Irlande et le Mexique, Marcello Di Cintio donne à voir l'étendue des ravages causés par la construction d'enclaves.

    Qu'elles soient hérissées de barbelés ou faites de ciment et de pierres, ces barrières échouent généralement dans leurs prétentions sécuritaires, et nourrissent la peur et la haine. Mais paradoxalement, comme le montrent ceux et celles qui ont le courage de les surmonter et l'imagination pour les transformer, les murs inspirent aussi leur propre subversion.

  • Le slam de MC June est une poésie du quotidien, coup de poing, qui ne cherche pas à faire « joli » à tout prix.
    Aux confins de l'ombre et de la lumière, entre des réalités parfois crues et des réflexions existentielles, MC June joue avec les mots, se confie, questionne, s'indigne et chante sans complaisance la complexité du monde.

  • Comment gagne-t-on la Coupe Stanley? Grâce à la défense ou à l'attaque? Quelle est l'importance de la position de gardien? Qui a été le meilleur attaquant, toutes époques confondues? Quelle est la valeur réelle d'un choix de repêchage?

    Autant de questions qui trouvent ici réponse pour la toute première fois grâce à des méthodes statistiques éprouvées. L'ouvrage, au verbe vif et au ton léger, joint au propos l'anecdote, l'humour et des observations éclairées sur le sport national des Québécois.

    Préfacé par Mathias Brunet, réputé journaliste sportif de La Presse, La puck roulait pas pour nous autres... passe au peigne fin 44 saisons de la Ligue nationale de hockey, de 1968 à nos jours. Il intéressera non seulement les millions d'amateurs de hockey et de pools du Québec, mais aussi tous ceux qui gravitent dans cet univers professionnel : entraîneurs, journalistes et dépisteurs.

  • One to Remember

    Ken Reid

    From the national bestselling author of One Night Only come 39 new stories about what a big-league goal can mean to an NHLer
    Including interviews with Billy Smith, Chris Mason, Damian Rhodes, Christian Thomas, and Slap Shot's Dave Hanson.
    This follow-up to Reid's national bestseller One Night Only: Conversations with the NHL's One-Game Wonders unearths the blood, sweat, tears, and laughs of the journey to and from a single big-league goal.
    If you've ever picked up a hockey stick, chances are you've dreamed of scoring in the National Hockey League. Ken Reid interviews and profiles 39 men who did just that: they bulged the twine in the best hockey league in the world ... but only once. From minor league call-ups to season-long mainstays and even a Hall of Famer, One to Remember answers all the questions ...
    What did that one tally mean? Was it enough to satisfy a lifelong ambition, or was it just the smallest taste of success? Is the achievement still cherished years later? Or is it bittersweet, a distant reminder of what could have been?

  • Vingt nouvelles qui traitent avec une ironie réjouissante de la beauté et la laideur dans un monde aussi effervescent et chaotique que le nôtre.

  • Lors d'un tournoi à la ville de Québec, Tom Morgan joue un mauvais tour à son coéquipier Johnny Maverick. Celui-ci trouve alors normal de lui rendre la pareille, et le ton monte...
    Pour le récompenser des buts incroyables qu'il a marqués, Johnny reèoit en cadeau un bâton de hockey signé de tous les joueurs des Canadiens de Montréal. Comme il s'inquiète des intentions de Tom à l'égard de son précieux trophée, il décide de l'emporter partout avec lui. Jusqu'où les garèons iront-ils donc avant de comprendre que la vengeance est une mauvaise idée?

    There's plenty of action both on and off the ice. At a big tournament in Quebec City, teammate Tom Morgan plays a practical joke on Johnny Maverick, so naturally Johnny feels he has to pay him back. The rivalry escalates.
    After he scores a hat trick, Johnny is given a hockey stick signed by all the members of the Montreal Canadiens. He worries that Tom will do something to this prized trophy and decides he will not let it out of his sight. But in the end Tom outsmarts him once more, and Johnny learns that revenge is never a good idea.

  • More than anything, twelve-year-old Max wants to play hockey like he used to. But since the death of his dad, his mom does more crying than mothering, and Max has to take his special-needs brother, Duncan, with him everywhere he goes. The team needs Max to win the upcoming game against the Red Eagles, but one practice with Duncan makes it evident that it's not safe to leave him unattended on the sidelines. With only a week to figure out how he can play in the big game, Max is feeling the pressure. Will he find a way to be a good teammate, a good brother and a good son, or is it too much for one kid?

  • Toe Blake

    Paul Logothetis

    The first ever biography of Toe Blake - Hockey Hall of Famer and eleven-time Stanley Cup winner
    "Holy Dirty Dora!" Hector "Toe" Blake would bark while pacing behind the Montreal Canadiens bench, hands thrust into his pockets, jawing at chewing gum before intentionally banging his forehead into the glass that separates players and fans. No lead was safe or sufficient for the lifelong hockey man at the helm of the greatest dynasty in NHL history. As a player, Toe won a Stanley Cup with the Montreal Maroons before captaining a stumbling Canadiens organization to glory and a pair of Cups. As the Habs coach, Toe cemented the team's status as lords of the league with eight more.
    Born into a family of 11, Blake emerged from the poverty of the Depression and a youth spent working the mines of Sudbury's Nickel Belt to find junior hockey success and an unlikely shot at the NHL. While a fiery temper and penchant for stick-swinging nearly railroaded Toe's promise, the Canadiens recognized his talent and leadership, and he went on to spend more than 50 years with the organization.
    History remembers Toe being hoisted onto the shoulders of his beloved players, waving his signature fedora and sipping from the Cup, but behind the success was a man driven by fear and an obsessive desire for victory. Despite personal tragedy, Toe always put winning first, and as a result, there are few coaches in any sport who have enjoyed Blake's success and even fewer who endured the toll that came with it.

  • When the Timberwolves get a new coach, they also get the coach's son. The only problem is that Eldridge Elwell is a terrible hockey player. The team is on the hunt to make the playoffs, and every time Eldridge plays a shift, it hurts the team more. Johnny Maverick is just as angry about it as anyone on the team, until he learns something important about the coach's son.
    Also available in French.

  • There's plenty of action both on and off the ice. At a big tournament in Calgary, teammate Tom Morgan plays a practical joke on Johnny Maverick, so naturally Johnny feels he has to pay him back. The rivalry escalates.
    After he scores a hat trick, Johnny is given a hockey stick signed by all the members of the Calgary Flames. He worries that Tom will do something to this prized trophy and decides he will not let it out of his sight. But in the end Tom outsmarts him one more time and Johnny learns that revenge is never a good idea.
    Also available in French.

  • Johnny Maverick and Tom Morgan are in a race for the league's goal-scoring trophy, but one or two other things are getting in the way. Like a joke on the coach. And, worse, the smelly socks of death...

  • At 17, star defenseman Craig McElhaney likes his chances of making it as a pro hockey player. Yet, a string of recent "accidents" threatens to knock his team out of the playoffs and ruin his promising career. Craig has begun to question how many "accidents" can happen before they become more than a coincidence. But it's not a good time for questions. Not in the spotlight of high-pressure hockey. Not when the team needs him most. And not when he has some important lessons to learn about life. For Craig, however, there is no choice. Unless the questions are answered, the team's season and his promising career will surely end.

  • Johnny Maverick and his friends play for the Timberwolves peewee hockey team in the small town of Howling. Tom Morgan has just moved from Toronto and is a talented player. Tom is also very competitive and seems determined to pick on Stu Duncan, who is slightly overweight.
    Johnny suggests a race between Tom and Stu. Tom eagerly accepts; Stu is reluctant but Johnny convinces him to trust his best friend's advice. On race day Tom is surprised by both the race and its outcome and learns that teamwork pays off.
    The Howling Timberwolves series of Orca Echoes early chapter books offer lots of sports action and humour that will appeal to young boys.
    Also available in French.

  • Johnny Maverick has come up with an idea to win a fundraising contest for the Howling Timberwolves hockey team. It seems fun, until a girl visits Howling-and starts to win challenges against Johnny. The entire town finds it funny; even worse, his friends Tom and Stu like what's happening.
    Also available in French.

  • Poser

    Alison Hughes

    Twelve-year-old Luke "Spin" Spinelli is sick of fake running, fake laughing and fake pointing. Sure, he once made the cover of Baby Show magazine, but now his secret modeling career is making him miserable. He dreams of using nonwhitening toothpaste. He can't wait to stop styling his hair. And he really wants to stop worrying that the school bully will discover he was once the face of Dribbleez Diapers. After all, Spin's just a normal boy looking for a hockey game and some pizza with extra cheese.

  • Klutzhood

    Chris Mcmahen

    Arlo thinks his mother is crazy for taking a job in a small town, far away from his old home and his good friends. And to make matters worse, the students at his new school are crazy—hockey crazy. Arlo has never laced up a pair of skates in his life, and he's not about to start. To avoid making a complete fool of himself in front of his classmates, Arlo joins a group of misfits called the Dumpster Dudes, who set him a series of wild initiation tests that unleash mayhem on the school. Broken windows in the classrooms, angry ants in the hallways, bicycles in the library and monsters in the air ducts—can East Bend Elementary survive Arlo? And will Arlo survive East Bend?

  • The Second World War had been under way for a year when Marie and John Williamson welcomed two English brothers to join them and their two children in their small house in north Toronto for the duration of the conflict. Marie wrote over 150 letters to the boys' mother, Margaret Sharp, imagining that she could make Margaret feel she was still with her children. She shepherded the boys through education decisions and illnesses, eased them into a strange new life, and rejoiced when they embraced unfamiliar winter sports. The letters brim with detail about family holidays, the financial implications of an extended family, their involvement in their church, and the games and activities that kept them occupied. Marie's letters reflect the lives and concerns of a particular family in Toronto, but they also reveal a portrait of what was then Canada's second-largest city during wartime. The introduction is by Mary F. Williamson, Marie's daughter, and Tom Sharp, Margaret's youngest son. The book features a foreword by Jonathan Vance that puts the letters in historical context.

  • Enfant, Charles adorait passer du temps chez ses grands-parents. Dans sa grande famille, chacun apporte sa bonne humeur et ses instruments pour souligner le jour de l'An. Une année, le grand-oncle Léo leur fait la surprise de sa visite. Il apporte un appareil qui va changer la vie du village : une télévision. Hypnotisé par l'écran, tout le monde s'extasie devant les images en noir et blanc, à l'exception de grand-papa Ti-Bé qui n'apprécie pas ce signe du progrès. Et quand les voisins se succèdent pour regarder les parties de hockey ou leurs téléromans préférés, ils n'ont plus le temps de jouer aux cartes ou de faire de la musique. Le grand-père de Charles trouvera un moyen pour que la télévision prenne moins de place dans son foyer, afin que les belles soirées d'avant continuent d'avoir lieu.

  • Left winger Nolan Andrews thinks it's great that he can play hockey in Calgary, where his older brother, Nathan, is a star center for the Hitmen. When Nolan finds out that a lot of things about Nate's new life in Calgary don't make sense—or might not even be legal—Nolan has to make some difficult choices that will affect him and his brother for the rest of their lives.

  • Sur la réserve indienne mythique de Wasaychigan Hill, sept hommes tentent d'empêcher la création d'une équipe de hockey féminine. Ils voient d'un bien mauvais oeil la mise sur pied de cette équipe, qui à leur yeux est un «autre» empiètement sur leur identité.



    Dans un style qui lui est typique, Highway utilise légèreté de ton, humour débridé et vivacité des dialogues pour faire passer un commentaire social plus profond, pour explorer ce que ça veut dire aujourd'hui que d'être «amérindien».

  • Chaque année, Mario et sa famille passent les vacances estivales dans leur chalet. Un jour, en pêchant à la rivière, Mario fait une
    incroyable découverte. Dans l'estomac d'un poisson se cache une bague de la coupe Stanley. Fasciné, le jeune amateur de hockey décide de dissimuler ce trésor. Son but : retrouver le propriétaire. Mais il ne peut garder le secret bien longtemps, car Claudia, une amie du camp de hockey, découvre le bijou. Ensemble, les adolescents vont mener une enquête dans l'espoir de percer le mystère de la chevalière.

  • Jeune joueur de hockey talentueux, Théo Marchand n'aspire à rien de moins qu'à une carrière dans la Ligue nationale. La tête un peu enflée, rien ne peut arrêter cet adolescent d'Ottawa jusqu'à ce qu'un grave accident mette un frein à son rêve. Les mauvaises nouvelles se succèdent dans sa vie. Ses parents se séparent et il déménage avec sa mère à Sudbury. C'est là qu'il dénichera une vieille motoneige ayant appartenu à sa grand-mère. Avec l'aide de ses nouveaux amis, Alexis et Sophie, Théo finira par la remettre en marche. Une fois l'hiver arrivé, les adolescents s'inscriront à une grande course, l'Odyssée des neiges, qui les mènera à parcourir un long circuit dans le nord de l'Ontario. La compétition sera parsemée d'embûches. Les émotions seront vives. Dans son quatrième roman, à la fois émouvant et captivant, Pierre-Luc Bélanger montre comment l'amitié et le courage viennent à bout des plus terribles épreuves.

  • L'hiver s'annonce mouvementé pour Gabrielle Paradis. À l'approche du Tournoi international de Hockey peewee, la famille de Gaby accueille deux jeunes Allemands. L'un deux semble beaucoup apprécier la présence de la jeune fille. Elle qui n'avait d'yeux que pour Thomas et sa charmante fossette... Prise entre les cours de judo, le tournoi de hockey et une panne d'électricité généralisée, Gaby se demande comment elle réussira à traverser cet hiver d'enfer !

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