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Maddie in Goal

by Louise Leblanc
illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
translated by Sarah Cummins

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humorous stories
list price: $4.95
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
published: 2011
ISBN:9781459500174
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
5 to 10
Grade:
1 to 5
Reading age:
5 to 10
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Awards
  • Winner, Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection
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Description

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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Editorial Reviews

"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. "

— Canadian Book Review Annual

"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."

— Muskoka Advance
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About the Authors

Louise Leblanc

LOUISE LEBLANC is an award-winning novelist and children\s writer. A native of Montreal she worked as a teacher a model an actress and a dancer before establishing her full-time writing career in 1985. Her Maddie books have appeared in French English Spanish and Danish editions.'
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Marie-Louise Gay

Marie-Louise Gay is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator of children’s books. She has won two Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children’s Literature and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She has also been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Marie-Louise’s very popular Stella and Sam series has been translated into more than fifteen languages and is loved by children all over the world. Her recent books include Mustafa and Fern and Horn. She lives in Montreal. marielouisegay.com

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Sarah Cummins

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