The Highest Number in the World

The Highest Number in the World

Book - 2014
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Random House, Inc.
9-year-old Gabe (Gabriella) Murray lives and breathes hockey. She's the youngest player on her new team, she has a nifty move that her teammates call "the Gabe," and she shares a lucky number with her hero, Hayley Wickenheiser: number 22. But when her coach hands out the team jerseys, Gabe is stuck with number 9. Crushed, Gabe wants to give up hockey altogether. How can she play without her lucky number? Gabe's grandmother soon sets her straight, though--from her own connection to the number 9 in her hockey-playing days to all the greats she cheered for who wore it, she soon convinces Gabe that this new number might not be so bad after all. 

A lovely intergenerational tale and a history of the storied number 9 in hockey, The Highest Number in the World is a must-have for any hockey fan.

Baker & Taylor
When young hockey enthusiast Gabriella gets a nine on her jersey instead of her favorite player's number, she loses her enthusiasm for the game until she learns the stories of great players who have worn the number.

& Taylor

A parody of The Hockey Sweater and celebration of the storied "Number 9" in hockey finds young hockey enthusiast Gabriella losing her enthusiasm when she gets a nine on her jersey instead of her favorite player's number until she learns the stories of great players who have shared the Number 9.

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, Tundra Books,, [2014]
Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN: 9781770495753
Branch Call Number: je McGr *
Additional Contributors: Després, Geneviève,


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MacGregor, the author of the great Screech Owls hockey mystery series, tells the story of a young female hockey player that learns from her grandmother that sometimes not getting the jersey number you want can be a good thing.

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oakridge2015_0 Jan 16, 2015

I would like to know more about the famous hockey players who had the lucky number 9 on their jerseys - Ms. Mak

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