Ghosts Can't Play Hockey

Ghosts Can't Play HockeyGhosts Can't Play Hockey by Ben Jackson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A delightful and heartwarming tale...

In the whimsical world of children's literature, "Ghosts Can't Play Hockey" by Ben Jackson and Sam Lawrence emerges as a delightful and heartwarming tale that will captivate young hearts.

Meet Bruce, an extraordinary ghost with an ordinary dream—he adores hockey. Yet there's one tiny hiccup: Bruce isn't your typical kid. Being a ghost, his dad firmly believes that his young apparition should be occupied with scaring and spooking, not skating and scoring goals on the ice. However, Bruce has a determination that is anything but spectral. He yearns to realize his dream of playing hockey alongside other kids, and he concocts a clever plan one Halloween night that could make it happen.

The authors skillfully weave a narrative that explores the power of determination, creativity, and the pursuit of one's dreams. Bruce's unwavering spirit is not only endearing but also serves as a shining example for young readers. The story beautifully illustrates that, with ingenuity and a dose of courage, even the most unconventional dreams can become a reality.

As young readers follow Bruce on his spirited adventure, they are immersed in a world where the boundaries of possibility are delightfully stretched. The captivating and vivid illustrations add to the story's enchanting atmosphere by bringing Bruce's extraordinary journey to life.

"Ghosts Can't Play Hockey" is more than just a charming story; it's a lesson wrapped in imagination. It encourages children to believe in themselves, to embrace their unique aspirations, and to face challenges head-on with creativity and determination.

In this heartwarming tale, Ben Jackson and Sam Lawrence remind us all, young and old, that dreams are worth pursuing, no matter how unconventional they may seem. "Ghosts Can't Play Hockey" is a must-read for children and parents alike, leaving a lasting impression that lingers in the heart long after the final page has been turned. Very highly recommended, and a well-deserved five stars from me.

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