L’écrivain Roch Carrier n’y échappa point et il nous livre ici, avec humour et nostalgie, les impressions et les sentiments d’une enfance empreinte des modèles. A French Canadian classic. Strong Quebecois accent. My students loved this lesson. Le Chandail de Hockey by Roch Carrier at – ISBN – ISBN – Livres Toundra – – Softcover.

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Carrier faces the persecution of his peers and his coach prevents him from playing. The passion Carrier and his friends had for the game of hockey, particularly for the Montreal Canadiens, is the dominant theme of the chandali. Enlarge Cover 0 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 0 ratings. The story has sold overcopies and has been republished in numerous anthologies.

Le Chandail de Hockey

His much-loved children’s story, The Hockey Sweater, remains a chancail favorite. It exemplifies the nation’s passion for hockey, and while it chamdail often chandqil an allegory of the relationship and tensions that exist between francophones and anglophonesthe story is popular throughout the entire nation. We were ten players all wearing the uniform of the Montreal Canadiens, all with the same burning enthusiasm. So I started to write about that and it turned into the Hockey Sweater story.

In introducing the film for his video anthology Leonard Maltin’s Animation Favorites from the National Film Board of CanadaAmerican critic Leonard Maltin noted that hockey is “an obsession, a country-wide preoccupation that dominates many lives”, particularly those of children.

Carrier is so angry that he smashes his stick on the ice in frustration, for which chahdail priest scolds him: Now the village has a brand new library — the Roch Carrier Library. Richard also requested copies so that he could show it to his own children. Of particular emphasis was the children’s fascination with Maurice Richard. All this from the boy who grew up in a village with no library and no books.

Believing his chance had finally come, Carrier jumps onto the ice, only to be given an immediate penalty by the parish priest acting as referee.


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Retrieved from ” https: By the third period, he still has not played when one of his team’s defencemen is struck with a stick. The cover of The Hockey Sweater.

The Hockey Sweater is Carrier’s most famous work and is considered an iconic piece of Canadian literature. The story centres on the obsession he and his friends had with the Montreal Canadiens ‘ chandajl and their star player, Maurice “The Rocket” Richard. As an illustration of the place hockey holds in the Canadian psyche, the Bank of Canada placed a line from the story on the reverse of the series five-dollar bill[14] making Carrier the first author to be quoted on a Canadian banknote.

When his mother orders a new sweater from the department store in the big city after the old one has worn out, he is mistakenly sent a sweater of Montreal’s bitter rival, the Chandakl Maple Leafsinstead. It was published in as The Hockey Sweaterdhandail and by had sold overcopies.

Le Chandail de Hockey (by Roch Carrier & Sheldon Cohen)

It was animated by Sheldon Cohen and voiced by Carrier. When Roch outgrows his cherished Canadiens sweater, his mother writes away for a new one. In he published his hugely successful novel, La Guerre, Yes Sir!. His old sweater having worn out, Carrier’s mother seeks to replace it. The story is based on a real experience Carrier had as a child in Sainte-Justine, Quebec in as a fan of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team and its star player, Maurice Richard.

Carrier spent several weeks trying to answer the question, ultimately producing what he described as a “flat essay” that was “dull as an editorial in a newspaper”. They laced their skates like Richard. Founded in Based in Toronto, Ontario.

Of the story, Thirsk said: Add to list Share On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists. A humiliated Carrier wears the lee to the rink where his peers stare at him in his blue sweater.


The priest claims Carrier’s substitution is illegal as there are already five players on the ice. Views Read Edit View carriee. His coach removes him from his usual forward position, holding him back as a reserve on defence.

This Sweater Is for You! Several of his works have become classics and are used in schools and universities around the world. From to he was a film director and writer at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal, and, since the s, has been a translator of Quebec literature: In Cohen approached May Cutlerfounder of Tundra Books chancail, to create an illustrated children’s book of the story.

He has written many novels, carridr stories, plays, chancail and television scripts, essays, travel books, and poetry. It appeared in an English translation by Sheila Fischman the same year as part of an English collection of Carrier’s work called The Hockey Sweater and other stories.

And I remember it was when I put on my skates and my Eaton catalogues on my legs, and I stood up, and I was taller than my mom, and I had a stick in my hands, so I was stronger than my brother, and I felt that I was little me.

This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat Carrier and his friends all wear Canadiens’ sweaters with Richard’s number 9 on the back. From the Hardcover edition. How can Roch face the other kids at the rink? Among his many other awards and honors, Mr. History Toronto Farrier Toronto St.

Please login or register to use this feature. Carrier lives in Montreal. He argued that The Sweater is one of the National Film Board’s best animated works that combined humour with cultural significance.

Considering what to write, Carrier thought of his own childhood.