The New V.P. (True Jackson, VP Series #1)

The New V.P. (True Jackson, VP Series #1)

by Laurie McElroy
     
 

The hit Nickelodeon television show is now a book series!

True Jackson is seriously stylish! She adds her own funky touches to her clothes by changing a button or adding a zipper. When a fashion executive from Mad Style recognizes True's talent he offers her the job of Vice President of Youth Apparel! It may sound like a dream job, but there is more to it than

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The hit Nickelodeon television show is now a book series!

True Jackson is seriously stylish! She adds her own funky touches to her clothes by changing a button or adding a zipper. When a fashion executive from Mad Style recognizes True's talent he offers her the job of Vice President of Youth Apparel! It may sound like a dream job, but there is more to it than True ever imagined. She'll have to deal with catty co-workers, fashion mishaps, and balancing work with her life as a teenager. But if she stays true to herself and her friends, she just might be able to pull it off in these brand new novels based on the hit Nickelodeon show True Jackson, VP.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cynthia Levinson
This book contains two parts, each a story based on a television show written for the Nickelodeon series True Jackson VP. The first part is "True Fashion." After fifteen-year-old True Jackson shows off the buttons she sewed on a jacket to Max Madigan, owner of Mad Style, "one of the coolest fashion design companies in the world," she is named Vice President of Youth Apparel. The job is one of her fondest wishes—the other being, tongue-in-cheekily, world peace. She soon discovers, however, that the owner's assistant, Amanda, and her own assistant, Cricket, are surly and snippy. Fortunately, Mr. Madigan likes her style ideas (yellow cuffs and pink feathers on little black dresses); her friends, Ryan and Lulu, stick around to help her do the job Amanda dumps on her; and, Jim, the cute guy in the mailroom gives her the key to ingratiating herself into the catty workplace. He explains that Mad Style is like high school, cliques, egos, and all. The second part is "Firing Lulu." In this episode, True fires, then un-fires her best friend, whom she has hired as an assistant. After Amanda praises True by telling her they are alike, a compliment that frightens True since she does not want to be hard-edged like Amanda, she figures out how to balance professionalism with fun and friendship. The book ends with fashion advice, focusing on jeans. The stories are harmless, amusingly unrealistic, and may draw reluctant readers to finish an easy-to-swallow book. They might even aspire to a high-powered profession. Reviewer: Cynthia Levinson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545200288
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
True Jackson, V.P. Series, #1
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 7.66(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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