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Local Author Pens Hockey Book for Children

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia, Pa. - November 19, 2007 -South Jersey author Jennifer Grocki has combined her love of sports and children’s literature to create the first-ever Philadelphia Flyers children’s book From A To Zamboni: The Alphabet, Hockey Style! Written by Grocki, a Language Arts Literacy Coordinator for the Atlantic City Public Schools, and illustrated by Andy Lendway, From A To Zamboniâ takes readers through the alphabet using familiar hockey terms from “A is for Anthem,” and “M is for Mask,” to “P is for Puck,” and “Z is for Zamboni.” A portion of the proceeds will go The Comcast-Spectacor Foundation to benefit local youth organizations and various healthcare initiatives.

Filled with vibrant illustrations of Flyers characterizations throughout, From A To Zamboni is the first book for Grocki who created the alphabet book for all ages to enjoy. A lifelong Flyers fan, it was her passion for the team and children’s education that led her to the concept.

"Being on this journey has been a wonderful experience,” said Grocki, “and knowing that children have the opportunity to enjoy a game and leave with a memory they can revisit for years to come is priceless.”

From A To Zamboni is availble for sale for $16.95 online here, or through the Comcast-Spectacor Foundation office at 215-389-9426. The book will also be sold at all home Flyers games at the Flyers Charities kiosk behind Section 102/103.

“Reading to children, at any age,” said Grocki, “is the single most important thing you can do to build their literacy future.”

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