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Skating on Mars

Skating on Mars

by Caroline Huntoon
Skating on Mars

Skating on Mars

by Caroline Huntoon


Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on May 30, 2023


A heartwarming debut from author Caroline Huntoon about a young figure skater discovering who they are on and off the ice.

Life isn’t easy on twelve-year-old Mars. As if seventh grade isn’t hard enough, Mars is also grappling with the recent death of their father and a realization they never got to share with him: they’re nonbinary. But with their skates laced up and the ice under their feet, all of those struggles melt away. When Mars’ triple toe loop draws the attention of a high school hot shot, he dares them to skate as a boy so the two can compete head-to-head. Unable to back down from a challenge, Mars accepts. But as competition draws near, the struggles of life off the rink start to complicate their performance in the rink, and Mars begins to second guess if there’s a place for them on the ice at all.

Skating on Mars is a tender examination of grief and a hopeful middle grade tale of self-discovery.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250851871
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication date: 05/30/2023
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 316,127
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Caroline Huntoon has always loved to tell stories, but it took a while for them to translate that love to writing books. After they graduated with a B.A. from Barnard College, Caroline spent three years making magic at the happiest place on earth, before moving to Michigan to become an English teacher and theater director. It wasn’t until they earned an M.A. from The Bread Loaf School of English that they finally started writing stories for young people. Now they live in Ypsilanti, Michigan with their child, Winifred. Caroline writes across genres, but their work often circles back to themes of loss, identity, friendship, and validating the messy and wonderful lives of young people.

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