The F Team


32 pages
ISBN 1-55143-241-2
DDC jC813'.54




Illustrations by Rose Cowles
Reviewed by Dosi Cotroneo

Dosi Cotroneo is a freelance writer living in Manotick, Ontario.


Fanny and her friends are determined to make the town’s A Team in
hockey this season. When their hopes were dashed by the big, mean A Team
at last year’s tryouts, Fanny and her friends went home feeling like
failures. “Last year we tried out full of hope. Five friends and I
were keen, until we got a look at them. Those A’s were big and
mean.” This year Fanny has come up with a grand plan to teach her
friends how to play hockey on figure skates. Practice and perseverance
are the name of the game, and soon the F Team is ready to face off
against the A Team. Triple axels, lutzes, splits, and toe loops lead the
F Team to victory. Now the whole town can come and try out for a whole
alphabet of teams.

Carter’s style of rhyming verses brings a unique brand of fun to a
hockey story that has the underdogs winning in the end. Young hockey
fans are sure to be hooked on the adventures of Fanny and her friends
from the very first page. Cowles’s big, bold illustrations are packed
with action, colour, expression, and humour. Highly recommended.


Carter, Anne Laurel., “The F Team,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 14, 2024,