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Maddie in Goal

By Louise Leblanc, Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay, Translated by Sarah Cummins

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Series: Formac First Novels

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Everyone laughs when Maddie tells her family what she wants to be: a hockey goaltender! Everyone, that is, except her grandmother. Gran thinks she should follow her dreams, and even teaches Maddie a magic trick to help make them come true.
So she trains and trains and finally gets a chance to play for her brother's team, the Leprecauns. At first she's really nervous but soon, in a big game against the Black Spiders, she pulls a rabbit out of the hat to save the day.
Maddie in Goal is the story of a determined girl who succeeds against the odds--with a little help from her Gran.

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Winner - Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection - 1992

"Maddie In Goal is a fun story of a young girl who dreams of becoming the prime minister or a goaltender. This well written and very funny story shows us how Maddie completes her goal and learns that achieving your goal comes with more than a little sacrifice. Maddie In Goal is very well written and contains lots that will interest young readers and parents who may be helping them along."

- Joanne Malchuk Muskoka Advance

"The language and large type are clear and easy to read; the story is funny and interesting; and Gay's illustrations are delightful. Leblanc should be commended for the frank and honest way in which she addressed the issue of sexism and its harmful affects on young girls. Recommended. "

- Gina Chiola Canadian Book Review Annual

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 60 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1992
ISBN: 9780887802027
Format: 7in x 4.25in
Black and white illustrations

Binding: Hardback, 60 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1992
ISBN: 9780887802034
Format: 7in x 4.25in
Black and white illustrations

Previous Editions: (show)
Publication Date: 1st September 2011
ISBN: 9781459500174
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV019000
Imprint: Formac

Interest age: From 5 To 10

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  • Reading level: grade 2.0-3.0
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First Novels are humorous, easy-to-read novels that encourage children to begin reading on their own. The series features vibrant, loveable characters, age-appropriate plots and lively illustrations. The books deal with themes kids face every day such as teasing, friendship, competition and multiculturalism.