Monkey Business
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Monkey Business

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by Leslie Margolis
     
 

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A huge music festival coming to town, and Annabelle and her friends can't wait to rock out . . . that is if they can come up with enough cash to buy the expensive tickets. In this day and age, a regular old lemonade stand isn't going to cut it. They'll need to get creative, but agreeing on a strategy is harder than Annabelle thought, especially when her best friend

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A huge music festival coming to town, and Annabelle and her friends can't wait to rock out . . . that is if they can come up with enough cash to buy the expensive tickets. In this day and age, a regular old lemonade stand isn't going to cut it. They'll need to get creative, but agreeing on a strategy is harder than Annabelle thought, especially when her best friend, Rachel, has strong opinions that threaten not just their business model, but their friendship as well. With big plans-and big changes-afoot, this year will be one to remember.

Capturing the ups and downs of friendship, family, and middle school in her pitch perfect writing, Leslie Margolis keeps readers coming back for more of life according to Annabelle Stevens.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Fresh, fun, and full of heart.” —Meg Cabot on the Annabelle Unleased series

“A fabulous, funny, warm-hearted story.” —Lauren Myracle on the Annabelle Unleased series

“[An] effervescent story....The story lines-melded household, moving, boys as dogs-coalesce naturally, giving girl readers a thoughtful story along with, just possibly, some substantive boy advice.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Boys Are Dogs

“A vivacious third installment in the Annabelle Unleashed series....[Her] breezy tone nicely conveys the peaks and valleys of middle-school life. Readers will be cheering for Annabelle.” —Kirkus Reviews on Everybody Bugs Out

“Girl's Best Friend clips the reader onto a touching, funny story-leash that twists and turns.” —Blue Balliett, author of Chasing Vermeer, on the Maggie Brooklyn series

“Maggie Brooklyn is a smart, funny, capable detective, and a real kid. Sequel, please.” —Adam Rex, author of The True Meaning of Smekday, on the Maggie Brooklyn series

Children's Literature - Heather Christensen
Almost twelve-year-old Annabelle may have moved to a new house and neighborhood, but she’s still the same person she’s always been. At least she thinks she is, but her best friend Rachel seems to think otherwise. Rachel is constantly making digs and hurtful comments about Annabelle’s new house, her bedroom, her clothes, and anything else that looks like it cost a lot of money. Worst of all, Rachel’s attitude threatens to break apart their circle of friends, making it difficult for them to find a way to earn money to attend the music concert that summer. The latest title in Margolis’ “Annabelle Unleashed” series is chock-full of popular culture references from iPhones to Taylor Swift. Annabelle is an enthusiastic, slightly self-centered tween who is ready to leap head first into teenage culture. Though Annabelle does not grow much as a character here, she does learn how to build communication and understanding within her social network, a valuable skill for anyone, but especially the community of preteen girls that Margolis so adeptly captures. Fans of the series will be eager to get their hands on this latest installment. Reviewer: Heather Christensen; Ages 9 to 12.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619633933
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/23/2014
Series:
Annabelle Unleashed Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

LESLIE MARGOLIS is the author of numerous books for young readers, including the Annabelle Unleashed books Boys Are Dogs, Girls Acting Catty, Everybody Bugs Out, and One Tough Chick, as well as the Maggie Brooklyn mystery series. The Disney Channel movie Zapped!, starring Zendaya was inspired by the first book in the Annabelle Unleashed series, Boys are Dogs.
www.lesliemargolis.com
@lesliemargolis

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Monkey Business 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best ever so u read it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all the other books in this series except this one. Is it really worth $10!?