Tracing Stars [NOOK Book]

Overview

A charming novel about sisterhood, self-identity, and friendship from the author of Flutter

Indie Lee Chickory knows she's not as cool as her older sister Bebe. Bebe has more friends, for one. And no one tells Bebe she's a fish freak, for two. So when Indie accidentally brings her pet lobster to school, makes a scene, loses him in the ocean and embarrasses Bebe worse than usual, she makes a wish on a star to become a better Chickory. She ...
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Overview

A charming novel about sisterhood, self-identity, and friendship from the author of Flutter

Indie Lee Chickory knows she's not as cool as her older sister Bebe. Bebe has more friends, for one. And no one tells Bebe she's a fish freak, for two. So when Indie accidentally brings her pet lobster to school, makes a scene, loses him in the ocean and embarrasses Bebe worse than usual, she makes a wish on a star to become a better Chickory. She tries to do this by joining the stage crew of the community's theater production, The Sound of Music. (Bebe has a starring role.) But Bebe is worried that Indie will embarrass her again, so she gives her a makeover and tells her who she should be friends with. That means Owen is out. But he's fun and smart, so Indie keeps her friendship with him a secret. At night, Indie and Owen rebuild a tree house into a ship in the sky to catch Indie's pet lobster. But during the day, Indie has to hide her friendship with Owen.

When things come to a head, Indie realizes that being true to yourself is more important than being cool. But what's even more surprising is that Bebe realizes it, too.
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Kirkus Reviews
Most kids can pucker up a fish face, but Indie Lee Chickory can make specific ones like wounded mackerel, flat haddock and trout pout, earning her the label of fish freak of Plumtown. When her Coke-loving pet golden lobster (yes, they exist, one in 30 million) escapes into the ocean, recovering Lobster Monty Cola becomes the crux (and crustacean) of the story. With the help of oddball loser Owen, whose father shipped him out for the summer to his aunt, who builds sets for the town musical, she aims to get Monty back. The two hoist the front and back ends of a splintered rowboat up into a tree-house platform to rebuild it so they can scout for Monty's return. Their efforts are complicated by the love/hate interaction between Indie and her older sister Bebe (who's in the play), an overzealous police officer, shooting stars and the constellation Pisces, Owen's Book of Logic and Reason: Observation Log IV, peer pressure and a cast of community characters in this tourist fishing town. The seaside setting is awash with details--theatre terms, fish names, Indie's Carhartt pants--that define the community and Indie's family in it and also salt the action. This improbable plot and spunky protagonist are appealing bait for a heartfelt, memorable story. (Fiction. 8-13)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101572429
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/10/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 666,783
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Erin E. Moulton has worked with children in libraries, schools and theaters. She's also the founder of the Kinship Writings Association. Erin graduated from the Vermont College of Fine Arts with an MFA in Writing for Children and studied there with Kathi Appelt.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    Cool

    I cant wait to read it but i read her oyher book (flutter)and i creid it was so good!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    Fun Book

    This book can suck you right in! It's fantastic!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    Cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Should be a Newbery

    It really should. This is one of the best books that I have read
    so far this year. Tracing Stars has a great plot, and is touching.
    Not quite romance or adventure,this is a awesome story that
    everyone should read.It might include some half-inappropriate
    contents,parents (just thought that you should know), but
    overall it was actually a very good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    Awesome

    I LOVED THIS BOOK SOOO MUCH I READ IT DURING THE SUMMER AND I HOPE ERIN MOULTIN COMES OUT WITH ANOTHER AND FLUTTER(ANOTHER BOOK BY ERIN MOUTIN) WAS AMAZING TOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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