Congratulations on the publication of LEON DRAISAITL (AMAZING HOCKEY STORIES) by Lorna Schultz Nicholson, illustrated by  D. A. Bishop, publishing today from Scholastic Canada!

An inside look at one of the top current NHL players, Leon Draisaitl.

Born in Cologne, Germany, Leon Draisaitl excelled in many sports as a youth. Ultimately, he followed in the footsteps of his father, a professional hockey player who played in three Olympic games.

Since joining the Oilers in 2014, Leon has only gotten better in each season he’s played. A natural center who can easily switch to the wing, he has the size, speed and vision that make him effective as a scorer or set-up man with a knack for finding the open man.

With family and game photos plus 16 pages of full-colour graphic hockey action, this easy-to-read biography will teach fans all about Leon’s family connection to the game. Engaging text and action comic sequences illustrate how he made his way to the top of the points charts, earning both the Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award, given to the League’s most outstanding player!

Lorna Schultz Nicholson is the author of 50 books for young people, including the recent picture book Good Morning Sunshine!: The Joey Moss Story, and the Pukster series. She is also the author of the recent novels, When You Least Expect It and Taking the Ice. A frequent presenter in schools, Lorna also speaks at writing workshops and conferences. She lives in Edmonton with her husband, and the quirky dog she rescued from Mexico.

Lorna is represented by Amy Tompkins.

Congratulations Lorna!