Dancing Queen

Dancing Queen

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by Marci Peschke, Tuesday Mourning

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Kylie Jean wants to dance the main role in Swan Lake. Does she have what it takes to be a prima ballerina?


Kylie Jean wants to dance the main role in Swan Lake. Does she have what it takes to be a prima ballerina?

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Children's Literature - Bonita Herold
Kylie Jean plans to be a beauty queen. When she hears that Madame is opening up auditions for Swan Lake, she can hardly wait. She just knows she will snag the lead role of Odette, queen of the swans. After all, Kylie Jean has the wave of a queen down pat—side to side, nice and slow. Her initial disappointment about not getting the lead role quickly turns to understanding that she should be the best swan maiden possible. When Odette's partner breaks his ankle, Kylie Jean makes it her mission to come up with a plan because the show must go on. The story deals with going after one's dreams, dealing with disappointment, and thinking up creative solutions to unforeseen problems. A mother still often chooses books for her daughter within this age category. If sheis looking for a sugar-and-spice series with a strong girl figure, this one could work—unless she shrinks from the idea of a beauty queen being a satisfactory goal. In that case, Barbara Park's "Junie B. Jones" series and Sara Pennypacker's "Clementine" series are better choices. Reviewer: Bonita Herold

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Capstone Press
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Kylie Jean Series
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Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)
610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Marci Bales Peschke was born in Indiana, grew up in Florida, and now lives in Texas, where she is a librarian. She has lived in three haunted houses, but now lives with her husband, two children, and a feisty black and white cat named Phoebe. She loves reading and watching movies.

When Tuesday Mourning was a little girl, she knew she wanted to be an artist when she grew up. Now, she is an illustrator who lives in Utah. She especially loves illustrating books for kids and teenagers. When she isn’t illustrating, Tuesday loves spending time with her husband, who is an actor, and their children.

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Dancing Queen 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how Kyile jean helps her dance teacher find a new boy to play a boy part even though it's her brother. So you should get this book because it's really good. So read it you will love it just like I did.I'm sure you will love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im nine and i love kylie jean p.s. i also love to dance by the way.Oh and my name is Sirena.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im 10 and i like dance is this too young for me? My name is reagan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it.And "really"loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am the biggest fan of Marci Penschke. To all of those who look for books pick these. Marci can you please write to me if you can. I am Angelica.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book. It wa so good. If you like to danc you sould read it. I liked it because I take danc. I think was cool that she was a swand in the ballet. It ls all about Kylie Jean and if Kylie Jean geting in the ballet. Hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh bbbbbbbb hhhhjjjjn nhhhhhhlrffvkprrfrfyfrrvtderbtw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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