Ten year-old Jason Quinn lives for hockey and has everything that a young hockey star could ever want - he owns the best equipment that money can buy, and he plays for the league's prestigious select team, the Junior Terriers. Best of all, he is planning to travel on the Canadian Hockey Tour with a team of the best young players in the Northeast.
But just months after the death of his father, Jason’s dream season crashes to a halt when his mother tells him that they have no more money. Forced out of their wealthy suburban Boston home, Jason must move in with his uncle, aunt and six rough-and-tumble cousins in northern Maine. The older boys, Billy and George, are just plain scary. Working in the potato fields is awful. And being fifty miles from the nearest indoor rink, Jason can't even play on an organized hockey team! Life is not worth living.
Follow Jason through his winter in Glenville, where the only hockey is played on a pond. Experience the joys, sorrows, excitement and fun of that "most important time" of Jason’s life. A young Acadian boy raised far from his roots is about to learn more about family, life and hockey than he had ever dreamed.
Praise for Pond Puckster:
"Enjoyable, funny… parents as well as children should read the book" – Mike Eruzione, Captain of the 1980 USA gold medal Olympic hockey team
"This book works on two levels. Fidler obviously loves and understands the game of hockey, and he writes with keen insight into the social issues surrounding the lives of adolescents today. The kids in my class loved the book!" – Jack Denny-Brown, 5th grade teacher, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
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