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Clancy with the Puck


Raincoast Books
Available: 09/14/07
10.74 x .96 · 32 pages
Ages 3-8
CDN $21.95 · bm

 Canadian Title

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Chris Mizzoni

Clancy with the Puck is a delightful Canadian twist on the classic American baseball story "Casey at the Bat," with a bit of Roch Carrier's The Hockey Sweater added for good measure. The hapless but heroic Clancy has a chance to win the hearts of hometown fans and take home the Stanley Cup. But our hero blows it in the final period: instead of scoring the game-winning goal, Clancy misses and ends up driving the Zamboni!

This engaging children's hockey story is a creative re-telling of the classic baseball poem "Casey at the Bat." Clancy with the Puck is a hilarious and nostalgic tale of hockey hubris. The hardcover book includes a DVD with an animated short narrated by the legendary Bob Cole, whose Hockey Night in Canada play-by-play is heard by millions of hockey fans weekly. Clancy is enhanced by the fabulous full-colour artwork of animator Chris Mizzoni. Mizzoni has styled his work to reflect the original drawings on the O-Pee-Chee hockey cards, and the book's classic retro look will appeal to hockey fans of all ages.

The animated short will be broadcast nationwide by Studio B Productions.

Ages 3-8

CHRIS MIZZONI (Vancouver) works at Studio B Productions, one of Canada's most successful independent animation houses. His hockey memorabilia collection includes an actual seat from Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens and an autographed stick from the 1963 Maple Leafs.