Grab your hockey stick and shoot for life’s wonderful goals!
The Official Adventures series continues with laugh-out-loud fun, playful hockey traditions, and long-lasting friendships among teammates. This sweet and inspiring tale of Lila’s move to Hockeytown, USA will have all readers cheering for victories big and small, on and off the ice. Together, we win.
Jayne J. Jones Beehler is the captain of “Team Beehler” and wears many helmets, including college professor, lawyer, author, and entrepreneur of fun. Together with Christopher, her husband, she founded a nonprofit organization leading chaperoned adventures and trips for travelers with disabilities. “Team Beehler” enjoy a hockey game every night and are passionate advocates for special hockey, foster youth, and ensuring individuals with special needs are employed to their fullest potential.
Katrina G. Dohm shares her high energy and love for all things creative as an artist, designer, decorator, illustrator, art educator, event planner, wife, mother, and hardware store owner. Katrina is passionate about helping first-generation college students succeed, serving as an avid blood donor, and relaxing with DIY projects. Her true dream job will come, someday, as a grandma, proudly stocking “Grandma Katrina’s library!”
“I loved it! Hockey really is for everyone!” —Lila, inspiration for ‘Lila’ character
“All our kids love these books! They really teach valuable lessons for life that go way beyond the game.” —Jordan and Jamie Leopold, American former professional ice hockey defenseman and community volunteers
“I love the way this book celebrates individual differences, strengths, and similarities. When children learn about themselves, others, and the world around them, that is the ultimate hat trick.” —Aimee Jordan, Lila’s mom and fierce advocate for people with disabilities
“It’s really cool to see my name as a character in a book, especially a children’s book. I hope it helps other kids to be inspired to think, create, and invent. It’s neat to think my name might motivate readers to get out there and do things and DREAM BIG like I did because I know what it’s like to be one of them.” —Tripp Phillips, president and inventor, Le-Glue
“I grew up as the typical Minnesota kid. Hockey is my life. These books are a hat trick!” —Luke Delzer, inspiration for the character “Luke,” Totino-Grace High School Varsity
“This is F-U-N! I met the author in NYC. Next thing we know, we are in her next book. We will be making dozens and dozens of hockey icing cookies!” —Tera Schmit, Burlap Baker
“This is a great book that inspires you to believe in yourself and achieve your dreams.” —William Stinson, inspiration for the character “Will Stinson” and Minnesota youth hockey player
“Hockey is more than a sport—it’s a culture. And the best part of hockey’s culture is that it continually brings friends together.” —Avery Hakstol, inspiration for the character “Avery” and daughter of NHL Coach Dave and Erinn Hakstol