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Balancing Act

Balancing Act

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by Donna King
     
 

Thirteen-year-old Carli lives on her family's guest ranch in Colorado. She's a talented gymnast, but her parents are too busy running their business to give her much support. Carli develops a strong bond with her new coach, who believes that he can help her achieve her goal of Olympic glory. Carli dedicates herself to the vault, uneven bars, and balance beam, but

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Thirteen-year-old Carli lives on her family's guest ranch in Colorado. She's a talented gymnast, but her parents are too busy running their business to give her much support. Carli develops a strong bond with her new coach, who believes that he can help her achieve her goal of Olympic glory. Carli dedicates herself to the vault, uneven bars, and balance beam, but just as she starts to excel, her parents decide that she needs to help out more on the ranch--putting her gold medal dreams in jeopardy.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Janet L. Rose
Carli loves gymnastics but her parents are trying to make ends meet running a guest ranch and need her help. Besides working out at the gym, Carli trains horses, does ranch chores, helps her mother cook for guests, cleans the cabins and barely manages her schoolwork. Because of her talent she gets an opportunity to train under a former Olympic champion but her parents are dubious. Since her grades are slipping and she wastes one and a half hours going to school and back, they pull her out to be home schooled. Carli is devastated. It is her break from the routine at the ranch, her chance to participate in what she loves (gymnastics), and to socialize with friends. It takes a robbery and wrong accusations before her parents can recognize what is important to Carli and in the end they are her staunch supporters. This quick read is included in a series about girls excelling in different sports. Reviewer: Janet L. Rose

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753461921
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
08/19/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Donna King is a pen name for best-selling author Jenny Oldfield, known for her successful Horses of Half-Moon Ranch series. More than one million copies of her books have been sold around the world. She is the compiler of The Kingfisher Book of Horse and Pony Stories.

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