Pass on your love of sports and team loyalty to the next generation of hockey lovers and young readers. 3 fun editions: Leafs, Habs, and Mascots.
Written by Canadian author Holly Preston. Illustrated by James Hearne.
About the Author:
Holly graduated with an honours degree in journalism from Western University in London, Ontario which lead to a career in broadcast journalism, television and radio with CBC and CTV. She’ll tell you this was exactly the right career choice for her. After many years of anchoring TV news, hosting radio shows, producing network television specials, hosting a Grey Cup Parade and lots of live news coverage, she won Gold at the New York Festivals for a documentary she produced during the war in the former Yugoslavia.
As a lifelong fan herself, she believed the youngest fans should each have a story to complement their ball cap and jersey. It was time to turn from writing news to creating children’s books. And the fun began!
The ALWAYS Team for fans of the Saskatchewan Roughriders is where it started. Next came a licensing offer from the NHL, and The HOME Team brand for hockey fans was born. Then, college licences and football stories for Notre Dame and the University of Southern California.
Today, meeting young fans and their families throughout North America and hearing their stories about why they cheer for their favourite team is the best part of this job! Team loyalties go back generations and the stories that connect families and their team are wonderful.