"Even hockey legends start with hand-me-downs. A beautifully illustrated true childhood story about hockey great Bobby Orr. Bobby eats, sleeps and breathes hockey. So when his birthday is coming up, he only wants one thing: new skates. He's seen the exact pair he wants in the shop window: sparkling blades, shiny leather, clean new laces tied in perfect bows. But when Bobby opens his gift, he's dismayed to find hand-me-down skates: scuffed leather, nicked blades, floppy laces. Once Bobby breaks them in, though, he and the hand-me-down skates become inseparable, and he can't imagine life without them ... until the brand-new skates come into his life. How can he leave his hand-me-down skates behind?"--Provided by publisher.
Orr, Bobby, 1948- -- Juvenile fiction.
Skates -- Juvenile fiction.
Phelan, Jennifer, illustrator.