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The F Team

by (author) Anne Laurel Carter

illustrated by Rose Cowles

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Sep 2003
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2003
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
  • Reading age: 4 to 8


When Fanny and her friendsí hopes to play on a team are dashed, Fanny comes up with the grand solution: figure skates. She and her team will learn moves never dreamed of by a hockey coach. And learn they do. After a few weeks of training, the F Team faces off against the A Team; the ìAísî are in for a surprise!

About the authors

Anne Laurel Carter was born in Don Mills, Ontario. She has suffered from a bad case of wanderlust all of her life, which has taken her all over the world. In between travelling, Anne completed Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education. Anne loves working with children, and became an ESL and French teacher. She is also the mother of four children, but still finds time to read and write. Anne currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she works full-time as a teacher-librarian.
Anne is a multi award-winning author of several books for children. Her picturebook Under a Prairie Sky (Orca, 2004) won the Mr. Christie's Book Award in 2003.


Anne Laurel Carter's profile page

Rose Cowles is the illustrator of the award-winning Puppies on Board. She has a big black dog named Rosie. She loves animals and can paint eleven puppies and a dog over and over again so that you can recognize them on every page. "I love painting," she says. "It keeps me happy and that's the best gift I can give to my kids." It's a pretty good gift for everyone else as well! Rose also illustrated The F Team for Orca. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Rose Cowles' profile page


  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice
  • Commended, Blue Spruce nominee

Editorial Reviews

"Carter's story moves at a brisk pace, and her rhymes and rhythms show a vibrant wit."

Quill & Quire

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