McKenna (American Girl of the Year Series)

McKenna (American Girl of the Year Series)

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McKenna has always excelled at school and in gymnastics, but now that she's entering fourth grade, school suddenly feels hard to her. When McKenna's teacher suggests she get a reading tutor, she's horrified - until she gets to know her tutor, Josie, who is super-confident and who also happens to be in a wheelchair. Josie helps McKenna realize that what might seem like

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McKenna has always excelled at school and in gymnastics, but now that she's entering fourth grade, school suddenly feels hard to her. When McKenna's teacher suggests she get a reading tutor, she's horrified - until she gets to know her tutor, Josie, who is super-confident and who also happens to be in a wheelchair. Josie helps McKenna realize that what might seem like a giant roadblock is really just a series of small obstacles that can be overcome one by one, day by day. McKenna's confidence starts to blossom, but then something happens at the gym that sidelines her completely. Will she recover in time to join the competitive team in the spring?

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Children's Literature - Beverly Melasi
McKenna's life is gymnastics. She has been in gymnastics since she was three-years-old. Her world suddenly changes with an email from her teacher, Mr. Wu, and a "dessert date" with both her parents. They are all concerned because her grades are slipping. Fourth grade seems to be extra hard for her. Mr. Wu thinks McKenna would benefit from working with a tutor. Her parents agree, and now the choice is hers: get tutored or no more gymnastics. No gymnastics? She knows she has to do better in school, but give up gymnastics? The idea of a tutor has her mortified. What if her friends find out? When she meets her tutor, Josie, the young lady is in a wheelchair. How can she understand McKenna's passion for gymnastics when she can't even use her legs? As their relationship develops, McKenna begins to realize how brave her tutor is. But she is still too embarrassed to be seen being tutored, so she lets her teammates believe she is taking extra gymnastic training. When her secret is finally revealed, her friends are hurt and angry. This book is great reading. The storyline is very "today" and the artwork is superb. Reviewer: Beverly Melasi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609580506
Publisher:
AMERICAN GIRL PUBLISHING, INC
Publication date:
12/27/2011
Series:
American Girl of the Year Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
249,117
Lexile:
690L (what's this?)
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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McKenna 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 255 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many american girl books and i do prefer this one by the best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you r a ag fan like me you will love this book its totally awesome and remember never give up and follow ur dream cuz your all an American girl.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book i highly reccomend i am in third grade and my name is ruby i wood give this book10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 stars if i could totally worth the money
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the book and i LOVE it! This is a good book for any kid. Very good buy.
SC5102 More than 1 year ago
This is a great book explaining to kids that school comes before activities. Also, this book teaches not to be embarrased to ask for help. Great book for kids of all ages! *
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The theme is Friendship.Because Mckenna builded friendships along the way in the book.It's a great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just read it and it was sooooooooooooooo good! I have 6 dolls and i love them alot!! My friend has McKenna and I have Kanani love ag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very good I also have the doll she is so cool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a very good book, even better for girls to read when they are having trouble with school!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great for young girls ages 6-11! It really shows you to keep trying and don't give up! ~N
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love American Girl. I have 3 dolls and have read almost every book. I really like this book and reccomend it to other girls of all ages. I wrote to American Girl and yesterday received a letter back! Overall, this is a really great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a awesome book it was so cool if youlike gymnastices u willlike this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love this book and i hope to get all of Mckenna's things from american girl anyways thus this book has a great llesson and concept
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ithink that the book was really good and Mckenna seems really nice through out the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I made my doll online(Abbey).i really want McKenna i love her
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the book then get the doll and after u get the doll get the next book Oh and READ THE FIRST BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! U will LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love american girl dolls but they cost a lot of money im getting a one that looks like me for valentines day yay and im getting makennas pjs and alot of others clothes plus im getting sugar the puppy my dolls gonna have earrings to! I alredy have the meet makenna book! Its so awesome and i have lanies doll and book! I just love thes american girl dolls!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm 11an it is awesome love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thinking of getting it. I love gymnastics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mckenna was a great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love amgd american girl doll of course this is better than kit mckenna is just like me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im only on page five and i love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think I will love Mckenna! So saticfying!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!