Catherine Rondina


Carey Price: How a First Nations Kid Became A Superstar Goaltender

Cover of Carey Price: How a First Nations kid became a superstar goaltender. By Catherine Rondina. Published by Lorimer.

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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 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 Price’s 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 2018-06-19)

“This slim, pocket-size biography manages to convey an awful lot of information through engaging, brief chapters and breezy vocabulary. Readers will come away with an overview of acclaimed goalie Carey Price’s hockey career to date.” (Kathleen McBroom Booklist 2018-08-29)

“An inspiring story, especially for hockey fans and not just for reluctant teen readers.” (Kirkus Reviews 2018-05-15)

“A short and captivating peek into a remarkable athlete’s life for middle schoolers.” (School Library Journal 2018-10-25)

Carey Price is … is a well-written, exciting story for any child interested in hockey.”Highly Recommended (Thomas F. Chambers CM: Canadian Review of Materials 2018-11-09)