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After breaking or tying more than 60 records in hockey, it's no wonder that Wayne Gretzky is known as "The Great One". Born in Brantford, Ontario, on January 26, 1961, in a nation obsessed with the sport, he threw himself into the game practically from the time he first laced up a pair of skates. When he retired from the NHL in 1999, he had led several teams to Stanley Cup victories, competed in the Olympics, and changed the way hockey was played forever. Known for his love for family and as a truly decent human being, Wayne Gretzky is revealed as more than a sports legend in this easy-to-understand biography.

©2016 Gail Herman and Nancy Harrison (P)2016 Listening Library

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We've listened to many of the "Who is" and "Who was" books as we drive to various activities. My 6-year old hockey player has now listened to this book 5 times and I'm sure we're not done yet! He loves the book and Wayne Gretzky. I appreciate the focus on Gretzky's character in and outside of hockey as I think he is a good role model for young hockey players.