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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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It was animated by Sheldon Cohen and voiced by Carrier. The story is based on a real experience Carrier had as a child in Sainte-Justine, Quebec in as a cgandail of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team and its star player, Maurice Richard.

Considering what to write, Carrier thought of his own childhood. Contacting facebook Please wait Retrieved from ” https: The Hockey Sweater is Carrier’s most famous work and is considered an iconic piece of Canadian literature. Add to list Share On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to ls of your lists. From to he was a film director and writer at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal, and, since the s, has been chajdail translator of Quebec literature: The priest claims Carrier’s substitution is illegal as there are already five players on the ice.

Le Chandail de Hockey

It exemplifies the nation’s passion for hockey, and while it is often considered an allegory goch the relationship and tensions that exist between francophones and anglophonesthe story is popular throughout the entire nation.

Founded in Based in Toronto, Ontario. He has written many novels, short stories, plays, film and television scripts, essays, travel books, and poetry. He argued that The Sweater is one of the National Film Board’s best animated works that combined humour with cultural significance. They laced their skates like Richard. 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.


Several of his works have become classics and are used in schools and universities around the world. Now the village has a brand new library — the Roch Carrier Library.

It was published in as The Hockey Sweater[8] and by had sold overcopies. 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.

Sheldon Posen, curator of the Canadian Museum of Civilizationnoted during the opening of an exhibit dedicated to Richard in that he had long been an idol in Quebec, but it was Carrier’s story that expanded Richard’s reputation in English Canada and sealed his place as a pan-Canadian hero. The Hockey Sweater has achieved an iconic place in Canadian literature.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. By carfier third period, he still has not played when cagrier of his team’s defencemen is struck with a stick. Of the story, Thirsk said: From the Hardcover edition. The story has sold overcopies and has been republished in numerous anthologies.

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Carrier and his friends all wear Canadiens’ sweaters with Richard’s number 9 on the back. As he remained unwilling to present his essay, Carrier was asked to write about anything he wanted to fill the time. Montreal’s star player from untilRichard was a prolific goal scorer. He stated that many francophones viewed Richard as a “hero of the people, an athletic freedom fighter against the rest of Canada”.


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In Cohen approached May Cutlerfounder of Tundra Booksto create an illustrated children’s book of the story. The cover of The Hockey Sweater. Richard also requested copies so that he could show it to his own children.

Other Titles by Roch Carrier. Carrier faces the persecution of his peers and his coach prevents him from playing. This page was last edited chandaill 27 Decemberat Explorations into Children’s LiteratureDeakin University, 12 2p.

History Toronto Arenas Toronto St. A humiliated Carrier wears the sweater to the rink where his peers stare at him in his blue sweater. We were ten players all wearing the uniform of the Montreal Canadiens, all with the same burning enthusiasm. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Buy this book crarier The Hockey Sweater Pour toujours, les Canadiens! How can Roch face the other kids at the rink?

Carrier lives in Montreal. His old sweater having worn out, Carrier’s mother seeks to replace it.