Bravo, Mia! (American Girl of the Year Series)

Bravo, Mia! (American Girl of the Year Series)

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by Laurence Yep, Robert Papp
     
 

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Mia St. Clair can't wait for Regionals. Or can she?
Mia has been training all year to master the moves she needs to compete at the Regional Figure Skating Competition. It's her first time competing at that level, and Mia is eager for and worried about Regionals all at the same time. Is she a good enough skater? Does she have what it takes to survive in the… See more details below

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Mia St. Clair can't wait for Regionals. Or can she?
Mia has been training all year to master the moves she needs to compete at the Regional Figure Skating Competition. It's her first time competing at that level, and Mia is eager for and worried about Regionals all at the same time. Is she a good enough skater? Does she have what it takes to survive in the world of competitive figure skating--and still be a good sport?
When a family crisis threatens Mia's chances of going to Regionals, Mia is heartbroken. But she knows that being a good sport means accepting challenges--even big losses--with determination and grace.

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Children's Literature - Nicole Peterson
Mia is the youngest child in her family and the only girl. This means that instead of playing hockey like her brothers, she dances on the ice. She is pretty good but not the best in her ice skating class. The problem is her parents do not have a lot of money and when the heater breaks, they only have enough money for either Mia's regional skating competition or her older brother's hockey tournament. The family must decide between the two. Throughout the book, Mia demonstrates her strength of character as she handles competition and disappointments. This is a realistic story about a good family with financial struggles. Healthy competition and hard work are emphasized in the book, along with the philosophy that winning is not everything as long as you do your best. Part of the "American Girl" series, this book is a wholesome story that middle readers will enjoy. The end of the book contains letters written to American Girl, along with responses to those letters. Each letter talks about a relevant issue (brothers, competition, unique interests, etc.) and gives advice to the girls. Reviewer: Nicole Peterson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593694104
Publisher:
American Girl Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
American Girl of the Year Series
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
860L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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