"Carrie and those around her learn a lot, and not just about rollerblading." (Hamilton Spectator
"Choyce manages to create a warm story with a positive, nondidactic message that will engage his intended audience." (Dave Jenkinson Canadian Book Review Annual
"This book encouraged me to keep trying those things that I find difficult. It gave me a good feeling when one kid helps another and reminded me to be kind to everyone. The writing was good and easy to read. I feel kids aged seven to 11 would enjoy this book. Parents should buy this book for those kids who feel like they can't do anything right. It might make them feel better... I would recommend this book to my friends and to my school. It's a good book. (Leah Wettlaufer, age 10 Kingston Whig-Standard
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About the Author
LESLEY CHOYCE is a novelist and poet living at Lawrencetown Beach in Nova Scotia. A former grand champion of the Men's Open Canadian National Surfing Championships he surfs on the Atlantic coast year-round along with running a literary publishing house and teaching English at Dalhousie University. He also has a regular nationally-broadcast program on Vision TV called Off the Page with Lesley Choyce.
He is the author of more than fifty books of poetry fiction and non-fiction for adults and children including Carrie's Crowd
and Go For It Carrie.
His writing has earned him several awards including two Dartmouth Book Awards and the Ann Connor Brimer Award for the Young Adult novel Good Idea Gone Bad
. Five of his previous Formac novels have received the Canadian Children's Book Centre's "Our Choice" Award. The Ottawa Citizen
calls him "a national treasure."
MARK THURMAN is a writer and ilustrator living half the year in Toronto and the other half in Owen Sound, Ontario. He has written and illustrated over 25 books for children, including the series Douglas the Elephant.