Hockey season may be several months away, but there is reason for kids throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin to celebrate the sport. Jayne Jones, the author of Drop the Puck, It's Hockey Season is in the middle of a Midwest tour to promote her book. Her next events are scheduled for Aug. 27 at the Barnes & Noble stores in St. Cloud and edina.
Drop the Puck, It's Hockey Season is an early reader chapter book that is scoring hat tricks for its ability to help young readers score goals. The book tells the story of two brothers, Blaine and Cullen. On and off the ice, they have a deep love for the game and also each other! Cullen is the all-star team captain, but his brother, team manager Blaine, who has Down syndrome, is clearly the unsung hero of the team.
A number of hockey professionals have endorsed the book, including former NHL player and General Manager Lou Nanne, who said, "Drop the Puck, It's Hockey Season will make kids laugh, think and appreciate little victories." Joe Pavelski, alternate captain for the San Josw Sharks said, "Drop the Puck, It's Hockey Season is bound to make young readers laugh, think and find a new love for the game and reading!"
Here are details about her Midwest tour:
August 27 B&N St Cloud, MN
August 27 B&N Edina Galleria, MN
July 25 Village Books Grand Rapids, MN
July 25 USA Hockey Hall of Fame, Eveleth, MN
July 24 Book World Detroit Lakes, MN
July 24 Sister Wolf Bookstore, Park Rapids, MN
July 24 Book World Bemidji, MN
July 23 Book World Baxter, MN
July 23, Breezy Point Resort, Breezy Point, MN
July 22 B&N Rochester, MN
July 22 B&N Eden Prairie, MN
July 18 Book World Hayward. Wisc.
July 11, Volume One and the Local Store, Eau Claire, Wisc.
July 11, Northwind Book and Fiber, Spooner, Wisc.
Learn more about the book at www.officialadventures.org.