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Casey Little, Yo-Yo Queen
     

Casey Little, Yo-Yo Queen

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by Nancy Belgue
 

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Casey will have to do a lot of pet-sitting to earn the money she needs to buy Lightning, a beloved horse. Her hopes of buying Lightning are dashed when she learns that his owner has found a buyer and must sell the horse immediately. Across the street from Casey's house a mystery unfolds as a seldom-seen woman who seems to be able to read minds prepares to host a

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Casey will have to do a lot of pet-sitting to earn the money she needs to buy Lightning, a beloved horse. Her hopes of buying Lightning are dashed when she learns that his owner has found a buyer and must sell the horse immediately. Across the street from Casey's house a mystery unfolds as a seldom-seen woman who seems to be able to read minds prepares to host a carnival and a yo-yo contest that boasts a $1500 prize. Casey's yo-yo is buried in her closet. She has a great talent and a greater case of stage fright.

Editorial Reviews

CM Magazine
3*** out of 4

Recommended
— Deborah Mervold

Canadian Book Review Annual
"Charming, intriguing, and fun to read. Recommended."
CM Magazine - Deborah Mervold
3*** out of 4

"Recommended"

Children's Literature
Casey wants Lightning, the horse that Miss Zelda is selling for $1500, more than anything else. She spends her whole summer working, but Miss Zelda has to sell Lightning now and Geronimo wants to buy the horse for his daughter. Casey is sure she will never see Lightning again. Then strange things start happening at Mrs. Lombardi's house across the street. Casey and her best friend, Mickey, find out that Mrs. Lombardi is putting on a carnival for the community. The big event will be a yo-yo contest with a prize of $1500. Casey is an expert at the yo-yo, but has not touched one since she froze up in front of the whole school last spring at the talent show. Casey is torn between her love for Lightning and her fear of being up front. To make matters worse, Casey realizes that Lightning's new owner will never really care about Lightning. After she and Mickey try a magic spell to cure stage fright, Casey decides to enter the contest. When it is all over, Casey did well but did not win the money. Then Geronimo sees the truth about his daughter and decides that Lightning should belong to Casey. This was a great book for horse lovers, as well as for those struggling with stage fright. Magic is also a major theme in this book and is the only explanation for some of the things that happen. This is part of the "Orca Young Readers" series. 2005, Orca Book Publishers, Ages 8 to 11.
—Elizabeth Fresse

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551433578
Publisher:
Orca Book Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
Orca Young Readers
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
570L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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Casey flattened herself against the side of the house. "Shhh!" she said. She beckoned to Mickey.

He crept forward.

"Look!" Casey said.

Mickey craned his neck around Casey's shoulder and stared.

A big striped tent filled Mrs. Lombardi's backyard.

Casey and Mickey stared so hard at the tent they didn't even hear the footsteps.

A shadow snaked over them and onto the grass.

Hello, children," said a mysterious voice.

Meet the Author

Nancy Belgue is the author of five books for children. Her writing has appeared in magazines in both Canada and the United States. In addition to speaking to children as a visiting author, Nancy has worked as a literary/drama artist with the Learning Through The Arts program and has acted in television commercials, training videos and documentaries.

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Casey Little, Yo-Yo Queen 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Hey guys! Let's get right down to business...so I'm gonna say that ari answered the TQ, although not in full. The complete answer is that it's a navigational instrument used to find latitude at sea using the stars. This week's TQ is....what number president was Abraham Lincoln? TO M--WHERE DID YOU GO? I'VE BEEN ASKING FOR YOU FOR 4 DAYS!! PLEASE GO TO gab RESULT 5 ASAP. Thank you for you guys' time and consideration. You didn't have to see that. Now, on to the story!) I fell asleep that night extremely exhausted. ••• I was standing in the gas station again. Apollo was there with his sports car and he started talking immediately. "Okay. So you have four days, seven hours, twenty-eight minutes and fifty-two seconds to go to the Oracle, find out your quest, pick people to go with you, and get going. See?" I nodded. He continied. "Turns out it's not for Ares. My sis needs help with something. I don't know what, but she especially wants you to be part of the quest that assists her. Don't ask me why." He paused. "Actually, I do know why, but I don't know the reason for that reason. Anyway. Tell Chiron we spoke, and in the meantime Artemis has a message for you." I felt dizzy and everything went black. I was standing in a snow-covered field. A beautiful girl who looked a little younger than me stood before me. A silver circlet rested on her auburn curls. I saw white figures moving softly in the trees behind the girl. The girl spoke. "I am Artemis. I believe we have met." I interjected. "Uh—sorry, Lady Artemis, but I've never seen you." "We have met," she said firmly, and there was no arguing. "I need your help, Grace. My most beautiful and trusted silver mare, one of the steeds harnessed to my moon chariot, has somehow escaped and I need you and others to go chasing her and bring her back to me. Will you do that?" I nodded. "All right. Now I will send you back to sleep." She walked forward and touched my forehead with two fingers. Suddenly I was aware of nothing, and I slept dreamlessly for the rest of the night. ••• (Sorry this was kind of short, guys. I didn't have that much time. And to ari, about AM and CC, sorry I'm not posting at rising anymore but I'm kind of locked out. So bye! Next part at next result. Thanks for reading!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was chosen as an Honor Book in the Silver Birch Awards in 2007. Full of magic, yo-yos and two charming protagonists. It's perfect for children 8-11!