Casey Little, Yo-Yo Queenby Nancy Belgue
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.
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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.
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.
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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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(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!)
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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!