Toeshoe Trouble (Sugar Plum Ballerinas Series #2)

Toeshoe Trouble (Sugar Plum Ballerinas Series #2)

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by Whoopi Goldberg, Maryn Roos
     
 

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A ballet slipper-ey slope

Brenda Black prides herself on her logical and orderly mind. She studies anatomy books to get a twelve-year head start on medical school, and she idolizes Leonardo da Vinci. But things go haywire when her spoiled cousin Tiffany comes to visit. At first Brenda tries to ignore Tiffany's constant bragging. But when Tiffany implies

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A ballet slipper-ey slope

Brenda Black prides herself on her logical and orderly mind. She studies anatomy books to get a twelve-year head start on medical school, and she idolizes Leonardo da Vinci. But things go haywire when her spoiled cousin Tiffany comes to visit. At first Brenda tries to ignore Tiffany's constant bragging. But when Tiffany implies that Brenda is not cultured enough to know who Miss Camilla Freeman is—Miss Camilla Freeman, the very famous prima ballerina—Brenda snaps. She tells Tiffany that not only does she know who Camilla Freeman is, but she happens to own an autographed pair of her toeshoes. So of course, Tiffany wants to see the shoes.

The only problem? The shoes actually belong to Ms. Debb , the headmistress of the Nutcracker School! Brenda's anatomy books might get her into medical school, but they can't get her out of this mess—for that, she'll need the help of her Sugar Plum Sisters!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 2–4—Nine-year-old Brenda Black is a budding ballet dancer and wannabe doctor. She eagerly reads anatomy textbooks, and her hero is Leonardo da Vinci. Though she and her mother have little money, they love each other and enjoy a strong bond. When Brenda's rich cousin comes to stay, she feels an urge to find something to hang over Tiffany's head (even though Tiffany seems to have everything a girl could want). Brenda and her friends hatch a plan to "borrow" their ballet teacher's prized ballet shoes, autographed by a famous prima ballerina, to show them off to Tiffany. The plan goes awry when Tiffany's pooch chews them to shreds, and the Sugar Plum Sisters must fix the unfixable. Fast paced and entertaining, with unique, multicultural characters and positive messages about friendship, honesty, materialism, and forgiveness, this book is sure to take center stage on young readers' lists.—Amanda Moss Struckmeyer, Middleton Public Library, WI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786852611
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
05/05/2009
Series:
Sugar Plum Ballerinas Series, #2
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
195,694
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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