TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Jordan Fenn, Publisher, Fenn/McClelland & Stewart (a Penguin Random House imprint), is thrilled to announce a major publishing relationship with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE). Each book in this partnership will be published under the official license of the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club and the National Hockey League (NHL ®).
This multiple year partnership will include the release of eight adult and children's books centered around the Maple Leafs. Included in this program will be the greatly anticipated official Toronto Maple Leafs 100th anniversary publication set to release at the start of the 2016-17 NHL season. The first two books in the program will be published in fall 2014.
WE ARE YOUR LEAFS: The Toronto Maple Leafs Book of Greats, publishing in November 2014, celebrates the greatest players and coaches from yesterday and today. In WE ARE YOUR LEAFS, veteran sportswriter Mike Ulmer, in partnership with the Maple Leafs, selects and profiles many of the greatest Leafs of all time. This unique and fully illustrated official publication recognizes the team's greatest captains, goalies, defencemen, enforcers, coaches, and more. The profiles of legends Johnny Bower, fan favourites Doug Gilmour, current sniper Phil Kessel and more are accompanied by entertaining stories, quotes, stats, and a wealth of Leafs memorabilia and photographs.
M IS FOR MAPLE LEAFS is a hockey-themed alphabet picture book for Leafs fans young and old. Featuring rhyming text from bestselling children's author Mike Ulmer and striking illustrations from Melanie Rose, the world of hockey is depicted in this fun, informative and lively picture book, from players (such as Mats Sundin, Wendel Clarke and Johnny Bower) to hockey terminology (line change and face-off) to places (dressing room, Air Canada Centre) and more.
Says Jordan Fenn: "The Toronto Maple Leafs are more than just a hockey team. They are an integral part of the city of Toronto and of the lives of the club's fans from across the country and beyond. Both personally and professionally I am extremely proud to be working with the Leafs and the NHL on this official centennial publishing program that will honour and celebrate a century of Toronto Maple Leaf hockey."
"We are excited to be partnering with Fenn/McClelland & Stewart to bring the Leafs stories to such a wide range of fans, especially as we approach our centennial," said Shannon Hosford, Vice President, Marketing & Communications for MLSE. "The eight books will offer something for every generation of Leafs Nation – from our veterans of the Original Six™ era to the newest members, just learning how to read."
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