Books by Peter Shostak - Hockey...under winter skies

Hockey Under Winter Skies

In HOCKEY...under winter skies, well-known Canadian artist Peter Shostak shares with us, through his paintings and stories, the game of hockey as he played it with his siblings and school friends. His experiences were not unique. The paintings honestly portray the game as it was played by many on countless frozen ponds, farm and schoolyard rinks. These hockey players played in the daytime, by the light of the low winter sun, and in the evenings, by the light of the bright moon and stars. They used homemade or store-bought hockey sticks and played with or without skates.

Shostak's nostalgic reminiscences and vivid paintings take us back forty or more years ago to a gentler, more simple way of life. HOCKEY...under winter skies will bring back a flood of memories for anyone who played under these circumstances. For those who have not, the paintings will provide a snapshot of what it was like to be a participant in a hockey game on one of those small patches of ice.

ISBN 0-9691180-5-8, $19.95 cl, 11 x 9, 56pp, full-colour throughout, August, 2000