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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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Of particular emphasis was the children’s fascination with Maurice Richard. A line from the story appears on Canadian five-dollar bills printed between and She writes a letter to Eaton’s in French to order a new sweater from their English-only cnandail. 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”.

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

He was told that the network had already booked studio time for him and had been promoting his appearance. The passion Carrier and his friends had for the game of hockey, particularly for the Montreal Canadiens, is the dominant theme of the story.

This Sweater Is for You! 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: His old sweater having worn out, Carrier’s mother seeks to replace it. It was published in as The Hockey Sweater[8] and by had sold overcopies.

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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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Now the village has a carrler new library — the Roch Carrier Library. In he published his hugely successful novel, La Guerre, Yes Sir!. They even wore their hair like Richard.

Le Chandail de Hockey

He stated in an interview that he began thinking of “when was it that I felt I was really myself? In Cohen approached May Cutlerfounder of Tundra Booksto create an illustrated children’s book of the story. The Hockey Sweater has achieved an iconic place in Canadian literature.

Sheldon Posen, curator of the Canadian Museum of Civilizationnoted during the opening of an exhibit dedicated to Richard in that he had long been an idol in Quebec, but it was Carrier’s story that expanded Richard’s reputation in English Canada and sealed his place as a pan-Canadian hero.

The Hockey Sweater Pour toujours, les Canadiens!

Carrier and his friends all wear Canadiens’ sweaters with Richard’s number 9 on the back. The story has sold overcopies and has been republished in numerous anthologies. Carrier faces the persecution of his peers and his coach prevents him from playing.


Sheldon Cohen is an award-winning children’s book illustrator and film animator. Roch Carrier voice Jean-Guy Moreau voice. Founded in Based in Toronto, Ontario. When the package arrives, the young Carrier is horrified chanfail discover the sweater of the rival L Maple Leafs was sent by mistake. It exemplifies the nation’s passion for hockey, and while it is often considered an allegory of the relationship and tensions that exist between francophones and anglophonesthe story is popular throughout chaneail entire nation.

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Several of his works have become chandaiil and are used in schools and universities around the world. Nous vivions en trois lieux: We were ten players all wearing the uniform of the Montreal Canadiens, all with the same burning enthusiasm. A humiliated Carrier wears the sweater to the rink where his peers stare at him in his blue sweater. By the third period, he still ld not played when one of his team’s defencemen is struck with a stick.

Montreal’s star player from untilRichard was a prolific goal scorer. Retrieved from ” https: All this from the boy who grew up rroch a village with no library and no books.

Explorations into Children’s LiteratureDeakin University, 12 2p. Carrier lives in Montreal.