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Riding Scared

James Lorimer & Co, Canada, 1996



Gillian is petrified before each and every competition she goes in for - will she ever be able
to overcome her nerves?

Marion Crook is a Canadian author who has written many stories for children and young adults. Her books look at difficult and dark areas: she has written on teenage suicide, and adoption. She has also contributed two titles to the Lorimer Sports series, aimed at the reluctant reader. Reflecting her interest in the teenage psyche, one title looks at how nerves can ruin competition; the other is based around barrel racing.


Finding the books: both are reasonably easy to find


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Marion Crook

Cutting it Close

James Lorimer & Co, Canada, 1998



Jayleen has a dream: she wants to be Canada's greatest amateur barrel racer, but first she has to find a

coach who believes in her talent.