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Carey Price

How a First Nations kid became a superstar goaltender

By Catherine Rondina

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Series: Lorimer Recordbooks

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Twenty years ago, Carey Price was flying 319 kilometres across British Columbia in his father's plane so he could play on the nearest organized hockey team. Today, he is the highest-paid goalie in the NHL. But he's never forgotten where he started.

The son of an NHL draftee and the chief of the Ulkatcho First Nation, Carey got his start on skates as a toddler, first on a frozen creek and then on his father's homemade rink. The natural athlete went on to become the top amateur player in Canada in 2002, getting drafted fifth overall by the Montreal Canadiens three years later. Now one of the most recognizable figures in hockey, Carey credits his success to his community of Anahim Lake, where hard work and commitment often face off against remoteness and cost. Throughout his incredible career, he's taken every opportunity possible to encourage all young people, especially those who share his Indigenous background, to follow their dreams.

"[The book is aimed at middle-grade readers, ages 12+, and has a decidedly different approach to telling his remarkable story. For one, author Catherine Rondina chose to really spotlight Price's Indigenous background . . . The pocketbook from Lorimer's RecordBooks series crams a lot into its 150 pages, from Prices early days in the remote Anahim Lake, B.C., to leading Canada to a gold medal at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi."

- Greg Oliver Society for International Hockey Research

"[The book is aimed at middle-grade readers, ages 12+, and has a decidedly different approach to telling his remarkable story. For one, author Catherine Rondina chose to really spotlight Price's Indigenous background . . . The pocketbook from Lorimer's RecordBooks series crams a lot into its 150 pages, from Prices early days in the remote Anahim Lake, B.C., to leading Canada to a gold medal at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi."

- Greg Oliver Society for International Hockey Research

CATHERINE RONDINA is a writer, educator and library assistant. Her books for children have received numerous honours including, the Silver Birch Award, the Hackmatack Award and the Teacher's Choice Award. She lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 152 pages
Publication Date: 1st February 2018
ISBN: 9781459412767
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Electronic book text, 152 pages
Publication Date: 1st February 2018
ISBN: 9781459412774
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  YAN038010, YAN053060
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 12 To 18
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 3.5
Lexile Reading Level: 890L

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