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Gretzky, Walter

Works: 12 works in 28 publications in 2 languages and 583 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Film adaptations 
Classifications: GV848.5.G73, 796.9620924
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Most widely held works about Walter Gretzky
Most widely held works by Walter Gretzky
Gretzky : from the back yard rink to the Stanley Cup by Walter Gretzky ( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wayne Gretzky : the making of the great one ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles the personal life and professional career of the star center for the New York Rangers who has earned the reputation of being the greatest hockey player ever
Gretzky by Walter Gretzky ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in Finnish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On family, hockey, and healing by Walter Gretzky ( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The inspiring story of an ordinary man who, from humble beginnings and against the odds of a devastating illness, has led'is leading'an extraordinary life. To many people, Walter Gretzky is the ultimate dad, the father of the Great One, Wayne Gretzky, and the first inspired coach to a talented young boy. Walter's major insight into hockey'that a player should "go where the puck is going"'guided Wayne's brilliant style, and Wayne himself has said about his talent: "It's God-given. It's Wally-given." It's safe to say that no other famous hockey player's father is held in such high esteem, and that Walter Gretzky has carved out this singular niche in his own right. Now, for the first time, Walter tells at length the story of his life, about growing up on a small family farm, about meeting and marrying Phyllis, about raising four boys and a girl in a modest home in Brantford on the salary of a telephone repairman, about hanging onto his modesty and values when the comet of talent and celebrity hit. Walter also talks about the process of recovering from a stroke that came close to killing him ten years ago. Through his own grit and determination, and with the help of dedicated therapists and doctors, his family and friends, Walter battled back from an aneurysm that left him with many cognitive difficulties and destroyed a decade of memories'including his recollection of the death of his mother and almost all of Wayne's NHL triumphs of the eighties. As many of the people who have encountered Walter even briefly will testify, he is very charismatic, and it's his extraordinary compassion, which has flourished since his stroke, that makes him so compelling. Yes, he struggles with some limitations, but he has also discovered a calling in helping others. All of his many public speaking engagements are for charity, and this book would not exist were it not for Walter's role as the official spokesperson for Canada's Heart and Stroke Foundation. The only way he would ever agree to talk about himself at such length was in the hope that his experience with stroke would be useful to other people. "Every second of every day is important to me," he writes, "and I only hope that if telling my story can help even one person, then all of this will be worth it. And remember, there is life after stroke'look at me!" From the Hardcover edition
Parenting with passion ( Visual )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An insight-filled series, based on the nationally recognized parenting program offered by K-W Counselling Services, about how any caring adult can make a difference in the life of a child
On Family by Walter Gretzky ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Walter Gretzky on family, hockey and healing by Walter Gretzky ( Recording )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Waking up Wally the Walter Gretzky story ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The father of famous hockey legend Wayne Gretzky recounts his recovery from a stroke, which left him with no memory of his son's achievements or the influence he had on him
Gretzky by Walter Gretzky ( Recording )
in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.16 (from 0.00 for On Family ... to 0.29 for Gretzky / ...)
English (25)
Finnish (2)