The Greatest Goal (Raincoast, $19.95)

The Greatest Goal (Raincoast, $19.95) recalls Paul Hendersonís legendary goal in the final 34 seconds of the 1972 Canada-Soviet series, as remembered by a young fan. Wherever he goes, Henderson, now head of a Christian ministry, is regaled with stories of what people were doing the moment he caught the rebound and popped the puck into the Soviet net. Upon learning of this particular story, Mike Leonetti, collaborating with Henderson on Shooting For Glory: The Paul Henderson Story, was inspired to create a companion for My Leafs Sweater. As he did with My Leafs Sweater, illustrator Sean Thompson, art director of a Vancouver computer game company, graces a nostalgic tribute to Canadian history with his folk art-like images. 1-55192-318-1 (2003)

[Spring 2003 BCBW]