Robert Munsch

Just One Goal!

By Robert Munsch
Illustrations by Michael Martchenko

Ages 3 - 7
32 Pages
Scholastic Canada Ltd.
ISBN 9780545990356 Paperback
ISBN 9780545986090 Book and CD package
ISBN 9781443148535 E-Book (Read Aloud Edition)
Also available in French: Encore un But!

Ciara is tired of hauling her hockey gear across gown to play on the rink. It makes no sense — there is a perfectly good frozen river in her own backyard! She decides to make her own rink on the frozen river for her team, the River Rats. When they play their final match on the river, the ice starts to crack! But Ciara keeps playing, the ice starts to drift . . . and Ciara is determined to score!

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About the story

While Robert Munsch was in Hay River, Northwest Territories, in 2004, he decided to visit Fort Resolution, a 270-kilometre drive along a mostly dirt road. A man in Hay River lent Munsch his four-wheel-drive truck for the trip. When he returned it, the man's daughter Ciara was just back from playing hockey across town. Munsch asked why there was no rink on the river at the back of the house. That question led to this story, which is the best story he made up on the trip.

A neat thing about this book is that it has been translated into Inuktitut for kids in Nunavut.

Image credits

Image credits:

From Swamp Water. Text copyright © 2013 by Bob Munsch Enterprises Ltd. Illustrations © 2013 by Michael Martchenko. All rights reserved.

From Too Much Stuff! Text copyright © 2010 by Bob Munsch Enterprises Ltd. Illustrations copyright © 2010 by Michael Martchenko. All rights reserved.