Fever Season

Overview

Eric Zweig is a managing editor with Dan Diamond & Associates, consulting publishers to the National Hockey League. He has written about sports and sports history for many major publications, including the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail His non-fiction sports books for young people include Star Power: The Legend and Lore of Cyclone Taylor and Crazy Canucks. He lives in Owen Sound, Ontario.

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Reviews

"Fever Season was a nice peak into the past of hockey and what life was like during World War 1 ... With it's lightness and memoir like style, I would definitely recommend to any hockey fan or history buff. 8 of 10.

"Zweig, who lives in Owen Sound, Ont., and has publishing ties to the NHL, has written an informative soft-covered read that moves along at a quick pace. Younger readers, especially early teens, might find it the perfect company while recovering from the flu bug."

Toronto Star, The

"This novel is particularly relevant in this year of the H1N1 scare...Ontario-based Zweig is most comfortable giving commentary on hockey games, but the story comes alive when he describes hockey legends Joe Hall and Newsy Lalonde. Good for hockey fans."

Winnipeg Free Press

"Technically, Fever Season falls under the young adult category. But older readers outside this target market can still read this novel without feeling embarrassed. Zweig's writing is straightforward and respectful to the reader."

"Eric Zweig, a sports historian, has written a very readable novel about a time in history that mirrors some of the issues we are facing today. David's friendship with the "tough guy" Joe Hall, who actually died of the Spanish Influenza during the course of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 1919, will help readers to understand the human impact of the epidemic."

CM Magazine

"Fever Season is a fascinating look into a time that is not often covered in young adult historical fiction."

" hockey fans and history buffs alike, particularly at the middle grade level, would enjoy this book."

"Zweig does a wonderful job of capturing the sights and flavours of life in Montreal nearly a century ago, and paints evocative and appealing characters in David, his family, Jean-Patrice, and Joe Hall. His portrayal of professional hockey in its infancy is nothing short of fascinating. Fever Season will appeal to readers from Grade 5 up, particularly those who enjoy historical fiction and hockey!"

fernfolio.com (July, 2011)

About the Author

Eric Zweig

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
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Eric Zweig

Eric Zweig is a managing editor with Dan Diamond & Associates, the producers of the annual National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book since 1984. Eric's books include Twenty Greatest Hockey Goals, Fever Season, Stanley Cup: 120 years of Hockey Supremacy and The Big Book of Hockey for Kids. He lives in Owen Sound, Ontario.