While in Hay River in 2004, I decided to visit Fort Resolution, a 270 km drive along a mostly dirt road. A guy in Hay River named Brad Mapes loaned me his 4 wheel drive truck for the trip (and it was really nice that I had a 4 wheel drive vehicle!) When I returned it, Ciara, Brad’s daughter, was just back from playing hockey across town. I asked why there was no rink in the river in back of the house and that led to this story, which is the best story I made up on this trip. I stayed with 4 families to get story ideas, and the best story comes from an accidental meeting just as the trip was ending!
Just One Goal!
Written by Robert Munsch.
Illustrated by Michael Martchenko.
Published by Scholastic Canada, 2008.