Sam the Zamboni Man

by James Stevenson and Harvey Stevenson

Growing up in the country, Matt has played plenty of hockey himself but when he visits... read more

Growing up in the country, Matt has played plenty of hockey himself but when he visits his grandfather in the city, he goes to a real hockey game for the first time. In addition to all the usual excitement of being in the stadium, Matt has even more to look forward to: his own grandfather drives the big Zamboni, to clean the ice between periods. And Matt, of course, gets a special, up-close look at the Zamboni after the game. Grandpa's stories about the past, when he was a hockey player himself, bring grandfather and grandson even closer together as they share a mutual interest. Detailed watercolor paintings illustrate an unexpectedly poignant, intergenerational story. (Ages 4-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1998

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