Stage Fright (Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls Series #4)

Stage Fright (Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls Series #4)

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by Meg Cabot
     
 

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Mrs. Hunter's fourth grade class is putting on a play! But Allie's theatrical hopes are crushed when she doesn't get cast as the princess -- the part that she wanted! Instead, Allie is cast as the evil queen. But as opening night approaches, Allie learns its not the size of the part, it's the size of the heart that really matters.

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Mrs. Hunter's fourth grade class is putting on a play! But Allie's theatrical hopes are crushed when she doesn't get cast as the princess -- the part that she wanted! Instead, Allie is cast as the evil queen. But as opening night approaches, Allie learns its not the size of the part, it's the size of the heart that really matters.

Praise for Allie Finkle and Meg Cabot:

"In Cabot's first foray into novels for kids who are still in single digits, her trademark frank humor makes for compulsive reading -- as always." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Meg Cabot is chick-lit royalty." -- Newsweek

"Meg Cabot...crowns another winning heroine." -- Family Fun Magazine

"Allie Finkle, a credible, intelligent, funny nine-year-old heroine whom readers and parents alike can embrace." -- Shelf Awareness

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Suzanna E. Henshon
In the fourth book of this popular series, Allie Finkel dreams of being a princess in the school play. She rehearses, memorizes lines, and does a wonderful job at the audition. Unfortunately, Cheyenne, the snobbiest girl in fourth grade, is determined to be the princess. When Sophie wins the role of the princess, Cheyenne is horrified and decides not to put any effort into the play. Meanwhile, Allie struggles to be the evil fairy queen. She quickly discovers that playing a villain is incredibly fun and more interesting than wearing glass slippers. At the dress rehearsal, Allie plays her part perfectly, drawing laughs from the kindergarten class that watches. To Allie's shock, Sophie blames Allie for stealing the show. Could things get any worse for Allie? Allie worries that all her friends will hate her, but there is a larger problem on the horizon when it looks like Sophie will have to drop out of the show. Suddenly the entire play is about to fold, and Allie realizes she has to take action. Can Allie save the show, or will the play be cancelled? In this humorous story, Allie Finkel emerges as a compelling and likable heroine; it is another hit for Meg Cabot. Reviewer: Suzanna E. Henshon, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—Allie Finkle is back again and this time her challenge is winning the lead in her elementary school class play, Princess Penelope in the Realm of Recycling. Unfortunately, several other girls in the class want to play the lead, including Allie's best friend Sophie (who really does look like a princess) and a supremely self-centered girl who is sure she will get the role. Allie secretly practices to audition for Princess Penelope and is very disappointed when she gets the role of the Evil Queen, but at least Sophie will be the princess. While dealing with the complexities of friendship and putting on a play, Allie is basking in the fact that her mother is practically a celebrity because she is the new movie reviewer for a popular local cable show. Allie eventually decides to make the most of her role and realizes that she can win over an audience with comedy. Tara Sands narrates Meg Cabot's novel (Scholastic, 2009), giving the characters distinct voices that reflect their personalities. Fans of the series will love this episode.—Teresa Wittmann, Westgate Elementary School, Edmonds, WA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545040457
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Allie Finkle's Rules For Girls Series, #4
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
708,894
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.96(d)
Lexile:
820L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


MEG CABOT'S many series and books for adults, teens, and tweens have included multiple #1 New York Times bestsellers and have sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide. Her Princess Diaries series has been published in more than thirty-eight countries and was made into two hit films by Disney. Meg also wrote the New York Times bestselling Mediator, Airhead, Insatiable, and Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls series, as well as the award-winning novels All-American Girl and Avalon High. Meg lives in Key West with her husband and two cats. Visit Meg online at www.megcabot.com.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Place of Birth:
Bloomington, Indiana
Education:
B.A. in fine arts, Indiana University, 1991
Website:
http://www.megcabot.com

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