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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Meg Cabot's youngest star is headed for the stage. . .at her school. For parent's night. But still, it's a starring role!

The fourth grade puts on a play written by Mrs. Hunter! Allie is sure she will walk away with the most coveted role--that of the princess, naturally-but one of her friends gets the part! What Allie doesn't realize is that the part she does

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Meg Cabot's youngest star is headed for the stage. . .at her school. For parent's night. But still, it's a starring role!

The fourth grade puts on a play written by Mrs. Hunter! Allie is sure she will walk away with the most coveted role--that of the princess, naturally-but one of her friends gets the part! What Allie doesn't realize is that the part she does get--that of the evil queen--is actually a better (and bigger) role. But Allie isn't content with just starring in the play. She goes full-on method and borrows some false eyelashes to wear for the play, which (what else is new?) causes a great deal of excited controversy. Allie learns it's not the size of the part, it's the size of the heart that matters.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545040464
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Series:
Allie Finkle's Rules For Girls Series , #4
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
194,318
Product dimensions:
5.72(w) x 11.22(h) x 0.61(d)
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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Stage Fright 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 153 reviews.
Sarah Samdani More than 1 year ago
Best book ever! Especially for girls!
Daniella Emmer More than 1 year ago
These r great series books!!!!!!!! I reccomend them very strongly!!!!!!!!!
Bailie4 More than 1 year ago
I have commented on Meg Cabot's first Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls book. It was one of the best. But I have read all of these books. This one I got for Christmas this year, and by far I think it is the best! It has so many good characters! I hope you find my comment helpful!
Subath Kamalasan More than 1 year ago
Meg Cabot's writing of this book was amazing! I strongly recomend this book for young readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome!!!!!!!! I would recommend it to 3rd & 4th graders.
Juliana Freed More than 1 year ago
Meg cabot has an excellent writing strength. Thi book is truly worth four dollars and fifty cents. Well done Cabot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book and all the books in the series are SO awesome! I would totally recomend these to anyone! Allie is a tomboy, but also can get girly-girlish. It is very modern, which i like. It is worth every penny! Thank you for your time. Happy Reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ive ever read. I love the allie finkle series and i suggest you read rhem. I would regret not reading them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
VERY good buy it!!!!! I recomend it for grades 3 -6
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the rest of the books.... Cant wait to read this onee!!( :
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was one of the best books i have ever read. P.S. dont listen to the person below me.
Sanaz Alihossini More than 1 year ago
this book is very good. im in 6th grade and i really like it:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg its spectacular dont listen to other people and request me as a friend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books in the series love it!!!!! Sophie was a little bratty though but i still love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really good book and I think you should read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very good although no one ever gets "stage fright" in this book.Allie's 4th grade class (room 209) is puttimg on a play about recycling when Mrs.Hunter tells them about it all the girls in room 209 want to play the lead of princess Penolope.So does Allie but then as she and her friends go out to recess all of her friends talk about how their good friend Sophie would be perfect for the part.Allie feels kid of like "hello people what about me I'd be perfect for the part sure I'm not as pretty as Sopie but so what I can act?!"Who willget the part who will it be Sophie ,Allie,or the horrible bratty Chenny ( not sure if I spelled that right) read Allie Finkle rules for girls stage fright (I recomend for all ages 6-13)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just loved this book. This is my favorite series and Stage Fright is a great book. You should buy it and if you need to convince your parents make them read my review! This is an awesome book that you will want to read forever. When I'm 102 I want to get buried with Best Friends And Drama Queens the book before this. Please buy your children this, you won't regret buying this amazing read!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Allie Finkle's fourth grade class is putting on a play and Allie really, really wants the part of the main character, Princess Penelope. The only problem is that so does almost every other girl in her class, including one of her best friends, Sophie, and snobby Cheyenne. Allie's not worried, though. With help from her ex-theater major Uncle Jay and her mom's new "Celebrity" job as a movie critic on a local cable show, she's sure to get the part. But if she does get the part, will Sophie still be her best friend? How will she ever practice her lines with her two little brothers playing tackle football in the hallway all the time? Most importantly, can Allie figure all this out without breaking any of her rules? STAGE FRIGHT, like all Meg Cabot's books, was very funny and a lot of fun. Young girls will relate to Allie's friendship (and enemy) troubles and excitement. Allie and everyone in her world are sweet, and Allie always finds a way to make any situation fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is it good to have it?
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I want itt
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I love that book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a little bit better,but deifintely not worse!And yes,I totally reccomend it to a 11 year old girly girl!Because I'm 11 year old girly-girl!Thanks for my advice!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago