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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Enlarge Cover 0 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 0 ratings. It exemplifies the nation’s passion for hockey, and while it is often considered an allegory of the relationship and tensions that exist between francophones and anglophonescrrier story is popular throughout the entire nation. He has written many novels, short stories, plays, film and television scripts, essays, travel books, and poetry. Retrieved from ” https: Of particular emphasis was the children’s fascination with Maurice Richard.

It was animated carrieer Sheldon Cohen and voiced by Carrier.

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. His coach removes him lle his usual forward position, holding him back as a reserve on defence.

Le Chandail de Hockey

She writes a letter to Eaton’s in French to order a new sweater from their English-only catalogue. 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. 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. Contacting facebook Please wait So I started to write about that and it turned into the Hockey Sweater story.


Considering what to write, Carrier thought of his own childhood. For more information, visit www. In Cohen approached May Cutlerfounder of Tundra Booksto create an illustrated children’s book of the story.

From the Hardcover edition. The illustrated book of The Hockey Sweater was among the children’s books included as official Canadian gifts presented to the Prince of Wales and his family during an official visit infor his then nine-year-old son William. End by Roch Carrier.

All this from the boy who grew up in a village with no library and no books. By the third period, he still has not played when one of his team’s defencemen is struck with a stick. 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.

How can Roch face the other kids at the rink? Richard also requested copies so that he could show it to his own children. The Hockey Sweater Pour toujours, les Canadiens!

Founded in Based in Montreal, Quebec. Nous vivions en trois lieux: Carrier is so angry that he smashes his stick on the ice in frustration, for which the priest scolds him: They even wore their hair like Richard.

Views Read Edit View history. Add to list Share On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists. Montreal’s star player from untilRichard was a prolific goal scorer. 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. The passion Carrier and his friends had for the game of hockey, particularly for the Montreal Canadiens, is the dominant theme of the story.


Several of his works have become classics and are used in schools and universities around the world. A year after publication, the National Film Board of Canada adapted the story into a ten-minute animated short film called The Sweater.

This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat We all wore the famous number 9 on our backs. Good articles Articles containing French-language text. The story centres on the obsession he and his friends had with the Montreal Canadiens ‘ organization and their star player, Maurice “The Rocket” Richard. Roch Carrier voice Jean-Guy Moreau voice.

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

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As he remained unwilling to present his essay, Carrier was asked to write about anything he wanted to fill the time. 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”. Carrier faces the persecution of his peers and his coach prevents him from playing. He stated in an interview that he began thinking of “when was it that I felt I was really myself?

The cover of The Hockey Sweater.

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