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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A line from the story appears on Canadian five-dollar bills printed between and Carrier faces the persecution of his peers and his coach prevents him from playing.

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.

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

When Roch outgrows his cherished Canadiens sweater, his mother writes away for a new one. Of particular emphasis was the children’s fascination with Maurice Richard. From to he was a film director and writer at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal, and, since the s, has been a translator of Quebec literature: It was published in as The Hockey Sweater[8] and by had sold overcopies.

Retrieved from ” https: The story is based on a real experience Carrier had as a child in Sainte-Justine, Quebec in as a fan of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team and its star player, Maurice Richard. Considering what to write, Carrier thought of his own childhood.


The Hockey Sweater – Wikipedia

The story centres on the obsession he and his friends had with the Montreal Canadiens ‘ organization and their star player, Maurice “The Rocket” Richard. A year after publication, the National Film Board of Canada adapted the story into a ten-minute animated short film called The Sweater.

From the Hardcover edition. Sheldon Cohen is an award-winning children’s book farrier and film animator. All this from the boy who grew up in a village with no library and no books. When the package arrives, the young Carrier is horrified to discover the sweater of the rival Toronto Maple Leafs was sent by mistake.

Le Chandail de Hockey

Views Read Edit View history. The passion Carrier chandsil his friends had for the game of hockey, particularly for the Montreal Canadiens, is the dominant theme of the story. He stated in an interview that he began thinking of “when was it that I felt I roc really myself? How can Roch face the other kids at the rink?

They even wore their hair like Richard. Add to list Share On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.

Carrier spent several weeks trying to answer the question, ultimately producing what he described as a “flat essay” that was “dull as an editorial in a newspaper”.

This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat Among his many other awards and honors, Mr. Carrier and his friends all wear Canadiens’ sweaters with Richard’s number 9 on the back.


The priest claims Carrier’s substitution is illegal as there are already five players on the ice. The cover of The Hockey Sweater. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In Cohen approached May Cutlerfounder of Tundra Booksto create an illustrated el book of the story. Founded in Based in Toronto, Ontario.

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Of the story, Thirsk said: She writes a letter to Eaton’s in French to order a new sweater from their English-only catalogue. The illustrated book of The Hockey Sweater was among the children’s books included as official Canadian gifts presented to the Prince of Wales and his family during an official visit infor his then nine-year-old son William.

End by Roch Carrier.

He has written many novels, short stories, plays, film and television scripts, essays, travel books, and poetry. He was told that the network had already booked studio time for him and had been promoting his appearance. Carrier is so angry that chanddail smashes his stick on the ice in frustration, for which the priest scolds him: In he published his hugely successful novel, La Guerre, Yes Sir!.

History Toronto Arenas Toronto Chadail. Contacting facebook Please wait Founded in Based in Montreal, Quebec. The Hockey Sweater has achieved an iconic place in Canadian literature.