Who Is Wayne Gretzky? (Who Was?)

by Gail Herman (Author) Ted Hammond (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
Series: Who Was?

After breaking or tying more than sixty records in hockey, it's no wonder that Wayne Gretzky is known as "The Great One."

Born in Brantford, Ontario, on January 26, 1961, in a nation obsessed with the sport, he threw himself into the game practically from the time he first laced up a pair of skates. When he retired from the NHL in 1999, he had led several teams to Stanley Cup victories, competed in the Olympics, and changed the way hockey was played forever. Known for his love for family and as a truly decent human being, Wayne Gretzky is revealed as more than a sports legend in this easy-to-read biography.

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Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Penguin Workshop
Publication date
February 05, 2015
Who Was?
BISAC categories
JNF007100 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Sports & Recreation
JNF054070 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation | Hockey
JNF038040 - Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | Canada
Library of Congress categories
Hockey players
Gretzky, Wayne

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