Stolen Luck

Stolen Luck

by Megan Atwood
     
 

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Kayley's had a run of bad luck. She'd been struggling at dance practice for a while, and then her instructor decided to give Kayley's next role to another girl. Even so, Kayley isn't ready to bow out. She has a plan.

The old ballet shoes on display at Dario Quincy Academy have a legend behind them. They're supposed to give anyone who owns them good fortune. But

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Kayley's had a run of bad luck. She'd been struggling at dance practice for a while, and then her instructor decided to give Kayley's next role to another girl. Even so, Kayley isn't ready to bow out. She has a plan.

The old ballet shoes on display at Dario Quincy Academy have a legend behind them. They're supposed to give anyone who owns them good fortune. But when Kayley steals the vintage slippers, she doesn't just turn her dancing around. She starts to see her friends get hurt. Will she return the shoes before something truly tragic strikes the academy? Or is it already too late?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carolyn Williams
Being a top dancer at the Dario Quincy Academy of Dance is difficult enough, so when Kayley begins to struggle at dance practice, it’s a situation almost too much to handle. When she gets demoted in roles for the upcoming Cinderella performance, Kayley is terribly disappointed. Growing up with four successful brothers, she feels immense pressure from her family to succeed at dance, and being assigned to a lower position in the ballet is not the way to go about it. In attempt to gain back her skill, Kayley checks out a book from the school library on the history of the academy. She learns of an old myth that says the shoes on display in the main hallway would be a good luck charm for those who danced in them. Kayley decides to steal the shoes and sure enough, her dancing improves by leaps and bounds. However, Kayley is unaware of the second half of the myth; they became a bad luck charm for the school if they are ever removed from their case. The myth holds true, for as Kayley’s dancing excels, her friends start becoming injured by random accidents. Realizing the mistake she had made, Kayley confesses to her friends and they work together to return the shoes to their rightful owner, the academy itself. Kayley’s friends help her to see that these shoes never actually made her a better dancer. It was Kayley all along, and she just had to believe in herself. A wonderful addition to “The Dario Quincy Academy of Dance” series, readers are sure to enjoy this story. Aspiring dancers will be able to relate to the pressure Kayley feels, and enjoy the suspense and excitement of this novel. Reviewer: Carolyn Williams; Ages 6 to 12.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467714846
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2013
Series:
The Dario Quincy Academy of Dance
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
880,035
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
640L (what's this?)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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