McKenna, Ready to Fly (American Girl of the Year Series) [NOOK Book]

Overview

McKenna still has a long way to go if she's going to make the competitive gymnastics team in March. She's doing better in school, thanks to Josie's tutoring, so when Josie needs help facing her fear of horseback riding, McKenna signs up for the job. Only that causes friction with her teammate Toulane, who seems jealous of McKenna's newfound friendship with Josie. When McKenna discovers the real root of Toulane's anger, she desperately wants to help her teammate. But how can McKenna cheer on Josie at the riding ...
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McKenna, Ready to Fly (American Girl of the Year Series)

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Overview

McKenna still has a long way to go if she's going to make the competitive gymnastics team in March. She's doing better in school, thanks to Josie's tutoring, so when Josie needs help facing her fear of horseback riding, McKenna signs up for the job. Only that causes friction with her teammate Toulane, who seems jealous of McKenna's newfound friendship with Josie. When McKenna discovers the real root of Toulane's anger, she desperately wants to help her teammate. But how can McKenna cheer on Josie at the riding center, AND support Toulane at the gym, and still work toward her own goal of making the competitive team? McKenna's torn loyalties lead to some discoveries about the power of believing in yourself and encouraging one another.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Justina Engebretson
McKenna is one determined fourth grade girl and an excellent gymnast, though temporarily weighed down by the cast on her foot! For the past couple of months, she has anxiously been awaiting the day when she can get her cast off and resume training for the big March-fest competition. At this big event, she will compete for one of the two open spots on Shooting Star's level-four competitive team. There is only one small problem; the competition is just two months away, which does not give McKenna much time to strengthen her newly healed ankle. On top of this, McKenna is having problems with her long time friend Toulane, a fellow gymnast and classmate. It seems all Toulane can think about is winning the competition and she seems to be jealous of McKenna's friendship with her tutor Josie. Josie is in a wheelchair and her mom has recently signed her up for horseback riding lessons at a center for children with disabilities. Josie shares her inward fears about learning to ride with McKenna, and McKenna promises to go with Josie on her first trip to the center. At Hearts and Horses, McKenna meets some very special people. At first, she cannot help but notice their disabilities but before long she realizes that she has forgotten all about them. Though different in many ways, McKenna, Toulane, and Josie are much alike when it comes to overcoming their personal fears. As the girls work to achieve their goals, they may find something much more valuable than a trophy. This middle reader is another American Girl treasure that deals with the importance of acceptance, courage, and friendship. The beautiful illustrations emphasize the sweet and sensitive nature of the story, which is sure to capture the attention of many young girls. Reviewer: Justina Engebretson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609580513
  • Publisher: American Girl Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/27/2011
  • Series: American Girl of the Year Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 34,210
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    First read "mckenna" first

    This is a great book but before you buy, read the book Mckenna first. Trust me on this one. You will not know a lot of things if you do not read Mckenna first. You will not know:
    Who Toulane is
    Who Shannon is
    Who Sierra is
    Who Josie is
    Who Coach Isabel is
    How Mckenna broke her ankle
    And a ton more! Read Mckenna first!!!!!!!

    59 out of 74 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Great

    I read both books and loved them took me two days but they arent short reads but i loved them so much so it was fast

    34 out of 50 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    AG

    I LOVE AG AND BOTH MCKENNA AND MCKENNA READY TO FLY WERE GREAT BOOKS!!!!!!!!!! But if read mckenna ready to fy yoou should read mckenna first because they dont expplain whos who in # 2

    29 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    I love the book

    This book overall is amazing. I think it is a great book is great for 4th graders to relate. I love American Girl. I want McKenna SO BADLY!!!!!!!! I have 3 American Girl Dolls at home. Julie, Ivy and a Bitty Baby i named Heidi. It was great, Read it now!!!!!

    23 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Love it!!!

    It is so good

    21 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    Gymnastics rocks!

    Love mckenna! Good book and movie. I am a gymnest just like her. GYMNASTICS ROCK!!!


    20 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Awsome

    I have mckenna this book awsome and sweet

    20 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Mckenna is AWESOME&COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Even though im10 I LOVE american girl stuff

    19 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2012

    Mckenna, ready to fly!

    I love american girl books. They are amazing. Mckenna series is a big hit, and it is so heart felt. It teaches you to try new things, be a nice person, no matter who you meet. Readthis book. It is amazing.

    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    This is good

    Thiis was a awesome book

    16 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    Mckennas the best.

    I have the doll, so she came with the book, but i read it and wanted the next one. Theni watched the mivie its the 2 books combined.

    14 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    I have this book

    I thinknthis book is ok. If you read the back of the book youlnfind out who shannon toulanne sierra coach isabell and jose is

    13 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Really good

    12 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Awesome

    So my Mom asked me to read this book. I Am now going into 6th Grade. I Really liked this book. It teaches girls to never give up. But to understand everything, you need to read the first book. It is a very inspiring book. My favorite character is Josie. Even though in her conditions she always believed. She didn't cry or even whine that she couldn't do what other regular people could do. It was a easy-read for me. If you have trouble reading it and you are in McKenna's grade (Fourth) You should understand the first one; How she was struggling. It should take a fourth grader one or two days to read this book. It is quite small. It took me 2 hours to read both of them.

    I enjoyed this book so I recommend you should read them both!!

    •¿Alley¿•

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Sounds awesome

    I haven't read it yet but I read the sneak peek and it starts like this there was a hum of energy in the gym today then i realized the hum was coming from me!

    9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    Amaazzing

    I was late for school because i could not stop reading it.. I love it.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    Anonymous

    Great book for girls and teens!

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    READ

    I loved the first book... to me it passed by quickly cause i loved it so much!i read it in at least 3 at most 4 days..... people say this book is better so... they are both great... im gonna get started on this tonite.... is there an app on nook for mckenna....?

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    Loveit

    I think should have mckenna as an emovie on nook store loved the book but read the other one first

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    Dear awsome,

    That is so cool you take gymnastics! I wish I could. But my mom & dad say I am to busy and that I am going to break a leg or somthing.

    7 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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