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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 !

  • 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.

  • Victor Plamondon s'imaginait mourir centenaire, après avoir fait de la bicyclette « comme un jeune homme » à quatre-vingts ans passés, jusqu'à ce qu'on lui annonce un cancer incurable... Ce verdict cruel et sans appel le contraint à renoncer aux projets qu'il caressait tout en l'amenant à revisiter sa vie. Fils de cultivateur, sa jeunesse fut marquée par les trop nombreux deuils et par le travail acharné. Au début de la vingtaine, jeune marié, Victor perd tout et se trouve obligé de quitter le village tant aimé de Saint-Eugène-de-Grantham pour repartir à zéro dans un quartier ouvrier de Montréal, celui de sa femme, sa Fleurette, Pointe-Saint-Charles. Telles sont les prémisses du parcours pas banal d'un homme vaillant et intense, qui laissera aux siens un vibrant message d'espoir avant de faire son dernier tour de piste... la casquette des Canadiens de Montréal vissée sur la tête, sur son lit d'hôpital.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • It's the All-Star team, made up of the WHL's young hockey players, just one short step away from the NHL. Their goal is to beat the Russian All-Stars in a best-of-seven series to be shown as a television special. Hog Burnell, one of the biggest and toughest players in the league, is happy to be part of it. He could use the money that would come with a series win by the WHL All-Stars. At the very worst, it's a free vacation to Russia. It doesn't take Hog long to discover there's plenty more money to be made along the way...if he's willing to pay the price for it.

  • Lauren Cross is the first female player on a WHL team—goaltender Joseph Larken's team, the Spokane Chiefs. For Joseph, the prospect of a season in the publicity shadow of a new female goalie promises to be a nightmare. Hiding behind a carefully built wall of anger, Joseph is relieved when a scandal knocks Lauren off the team...until he begins to believe she was framed.

  • 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.

  • When the Edmonton Oil Kings discover that Reuben Reuben has a hockey game as unforgettable as his name and his Inuit heritage, life changes in a hurry for him and his best friend Gear. A wealthy businessman sponsors a three-on-three pond-hockey tour across the western Arctic, and Reuben and Gear find out more than they ever bargained for about teamwork, about the North and about a dangerous family secret.

  • 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.

  • Danny and his friends, Anita, Petou and Marcel, are typical youngsters-hockey mad. Danny's disability means that he can't wear skates, but his leather moccasins work just fine and earn him the name "Moccasin Danny." When a town team is formed, the friends are overjoyed, but only Marcel is picked for the team. Will Danny get the chance to prove that even though he can't wear a pair of skates, he can still play the game?
    Originally released over a decade ago, The Moccasin Goalie is the first of three books in a well-loved series that includes The Final Game and Victory at Paradise Hill.

  • 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.

  • It's the most talked about trophy in Howling—The Wassabbee! And it goes to the winner of the annual fathers versus sons hockey game. This year the fathers are in trouble, so they've changed the rules. The game won't be played indoors. It's going to be held outside, at a weekend campout. In the middle of the winter! Johnny Maverick and his friends know the fathers are going to play a few tricks on them, so they decide to use all their genius to play the tricks first.

  • Yossi Mendelsohn works hard to help his family survive after they flee Russia to find a better life in Montreal. He sells newspapers and carries bundles from the garment factory. Yossi longs to play "le hockey" with the French boys, but he has no skates. When his father falls ill and his sister and her fiancé organize a walkout at the factory, Yossi's dream of lacing on skates seems farther away than ever.

  • 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.

  • The Howling Timberwolves need to win the best two out of three hockey games to make it to the championship finals. But first Johnny Maverick has to survive a visit from his six-year-old cousin, Sarah. And not even Johnny's dog Marvin is safe. Worse, Johnny's got a big lesson to learn on the ice, too. As always, Johnny and Stu and Tom think they have the answers. But, as usual, they are wrong.

  • 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?

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