Wild Pond Hockey book cover

Wild Pond Hockey

By Jeffrey C. Domm
Nimbus Publishing

There are any number of conflicting theories about hockey’s birthplace. Some like to imagine it began at a boys’ school in the Annapolis Valley. Many historians point to Halifax or Montreal or the games of the Native tribes. With Wild Pond Hockey, nature writer and first-time children’s author Jeffrey C. Domm offers a whimsical new theory: perhaps hockey began in the remote wilderness, as wolves and crows scrabbled about playfully on a frozen pond. It’s a distinctively Canadian sort of fairytale—imagine if Gordon Lightfoot wrote “Canadian Railroad Trilogy” for kids—that he beautifully complements with photorealistic illustrations. 

Read more from our Fall 2020 edition of Our Children.

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