The Sweater

Saturday, January 30, 2010

What better day to share this particular piece of Canadiana...on Hockey Day in Canada. The Sweater is wonderful story by author and former National Librarian of Canada, Roch Carrier.

"In this animated short, Roch Carrier recounts the most mortifying moment of his childhood. At a time when all his friends worshipped Maurice "Rocket" Richard and wore his number 9 Canadiens hockey jersey, he was mistakenly sent a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey from Eaton's. Unable to convince his mother to send it back, he must face his friends wearing the colours of the opposing team. This short film, based on the book The Hockey Sweater, is an NFB classic that appeals to hockey lovers of all ages"

This classic animated Canadian short by Sheldon Cohen and the National Film Board of Canada. One of my all time favourite children's stories.

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Enjoy...and keep your stick on the ice!