Line Change Website Look Inside A revised Team Spirit Hockey edition featuring the New Jersey Devils that chronicles the history and accomplishments of the team. These editions include new features like GREAT DEBATES and CALLING THE SHOTS, as well as new team information and records, photos, timelines, and memorabilia. The perfect sports reading material for young sports fans in grades 3-6! What really makes these books stand our is the LINE CHANGE website. Once readers finish the books, they can go online to the TEAM SPRIT tab and each hockey team has its very own webpage to go along with the reading material. This site will be updated thoughout the season and post season with kid-friendly news about their favorite hockey teams - the perfect source for up-to-date statistics and player information for young sports fans. Table of Contents, Glossary, Timeline, Bibliography of additional resources and Index. Aligns to Common Core State Standards requirements for Reading Informational Text.
With four new entries in the Team Spirit: Hockey series, Norwood expands its shelf of team-by-team profiles of professional and collegiate sports that cover franchise histories, key players, defining games, and plenty of miscellany about uniforms, arenas, and records. The Boston Bruins introduces the first American team to join the NHL, in 1924, a team that would visit the playoffs an astounding 29 years in a row starting in the late 1960s. Of course, Bobby Orr looms large over the franchise's remarkably winning history, and as for the fans? "Wicked good!" Fans of smaller market teams like the one covered in The Colorado Avalanche will appreciate that Stewart remains just an enthusiastic ("When the Avalanche get rolling, there's no stopping them"), and they may be surprised to learn how their team drifted from San Francisco to Quebec to its current mile-high home. In The Detroit Red Wings, Stewart reveals that aside from having won the most Stanley Cups of any U.S. team, this team is responsible for a number of hockey's most defining traditions, from hoisting the Stanley Cup to octopus tossing. The team-first mentality to which the series owes its name really shines through in The New Jersey Devils, which profiles a team that has relied on working as a unit rather than stocking superstars. Crisp action photos are a draw, and a helpful guide to hockey's rules props up the robust back matter, capping off these sharp sports resources.
Booklist, February 1, 2011
Will appeal to hockey/sports fans (and relectant readers). Each book highlights a particular team - includes history, players, accomplishments, timeline, photos, etc. Glossary will assist fans who have only beginning knowledge of the sport. Recommended.
Garland Independent School District, June 2011
Highly Recommended. From the Team Spirit series, "New Jersey Devils" highlights that teams can play and win as a team spirit. From the great photo shots of team members to the timelines of the team, this will attract hockey enthusiasts especially since it talks about winning the Stanley Cup from the Dallas Stars. Enough information for a report and enough photos and miscellaneous information for the casual reader. In this series there are the fun facts, talking hockey, "We Won" and many more chapters that fans can read through.
Arlington Independent School District, January 2012