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Children's Fiction Self-esteem & Self-reliance

Go For It, Carrie

by (author) Lesley Choyce

illustrated by Mark Thurman

Publisher
Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
Jan 1997
Category
Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887803925
    Publish Date
    Jan 1997
    List Price
    $5.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
  • Reading age: 5 to 10

Description

Carrie wants to rollerblade, to zoom down the sidewalk at a hundred kilometres an hour. Her big brother Ernie says it isn't going to happen, that she's too young to do it.

But her friend Gregory, a new kid in school with Down's syndrome, inspires her to hold on to her dream. She has no money, no gear, no experience, and no encouragement. But at every turn Gregory's words ring in her ears--"Go for it, Carrie!"--driving her to do more than she, or anyone else, ever thought she could.

Go For It, Carrie is an inspiring story of one girl's quest to overcome difficulties and realize her dreams--with a little help from her friend.

 

About the authors

No one has a clearer view of Atlantic Canada's literary endeavours over the past twenty years than Lesley Choyce. He is the founder of the literary journal Pottersfield Portfolio, and the publisher of Pottersfield Press. He has edited several fiction anthologies and has been the in-house editor of many books from Pottersfield Press including Making Waves, a collection of stories by emerging authors from Atlantic Canada. He is the author of more than fifty books in genres ranging from poetry and essays to autobiography, history and fiction for adults, young adults, and children. Among his recent books are the novels The Republic of Nothing, World Enough, and Cold Clear Morning, and the story collection Dance the Rocks Ashore. Choyce is the writer, host, and co-producer of the popular literary show television program, Off the Page with Lesley Choyce, which is broadcast across the country on Vision TV. He also teaches in the English department of Dalhousie University in Halifax and is leader of the rock band The Surf Poets.

Lesley Choyce's profile page

Mark Thurman is best known as a children's author/illustrator. He has written and illustrated 16 books and designed and illustrated more than 25 books for other authors. Mark has toured Canada extensively, sharing his stories and ideas in hundreds of schools. Mark, along with his co-author for Get Graphic, Emily Hearn, collaborated on "The Mighty Mites" comic strip series that appeared in Owl Magazine for more than a dozen years. Mark lives in Toronto.

 

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