The Adventures of Caraway Kim…Right Wing
Celebrated author Don Truckey provides young readers with a vibrant tale about Canada’s national pastime in The Adventures of Caraway Kim…Right Wing (Thistledown Press). Caraway Kim aspires to become the top goal scorer on his hockey team but lacks the physical prowess of his rival, Bradley Rooks. When the curved stick is introduced to the game, Caraway Kim adopts it as his “secret weapon”. Come hear Truckey speak about the Caraway Kim series as he is joined on-stage by Marc Glassman, proprietor of Pages Books & Magazines. — A This Is Not A Reading Series event presented by Pages Books & Magazines, Thistledown Press and EYE WEEKLY.
The Adventures of Caraway Kim…Right Wing chronicles the eponymous hero’s quest to become the top goal scorer on his hockey team. Even though Kim is highly motivated and skilled, he is simply not the sort of rough and tumble hockey player who dominates the ice. His teammate Bradley Rooks is just such a player. Bradley is a bigger, stronger, older rival who dominates the puck and seems certain to take the crown. Unbeknownst to Bradley, the curved stick becomes the latest innovation in hockey. Kim adopts it as his "the secret weapon" in the scoring competition. As he did with baseball in the previous the Caraway Kim novel, Southpaw, author Don Truckey vividly brings to life the ethos and atmosphere of peewee hockey in Right Wing. The rivalries, humour, and dialogue ring as true as the sound of a puck off a goal post. While the curved stick gives Kim an edge over his rival Bradley, Truckey’s novel illustrates how it is being a good sport that gives Kim a true advantage.
Don Truckey is a television-and-screenwriter and novelist. Amongst his many television credits are multiple episodes of Street Legal and Urban Angel. More recently, Truckey wrote the screenplays for the feature films Crazy Canucks and Chicks With Sticks. Truckey is also the author of two novels for young readers, The Adventures of Caraway Kim, Southpaw, which was short listed for the Rocky Mountain Book Award, and the latest installment in the series: The Adventures of Caraway Kim…Right Wing. He lives in Toronto.