Join 12-year-old Kayla, amateur detective, on her journey to solve the mystery of who stole the jeweled tiara at ballet school in the exciting novel of adventure, discovery and fun. Kayla must decide if she can meet the challenge of dancing on her toes to pursue her dream of becoming a ballerina. In addition there are many adventures of Kayla and her friends, including skiing, playing basketball, and acting in a school play. You will love reading about this contemporary book with very real characters that children and pre-teens will identify with.
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|Age Range:||13 Years|
About the Author
Karen Rita Rautenberg is an author of children’s books, a therapist, and a former teacher and social worker. She lives in New York City.
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Ballerina Detective and the Missing Jeweled Tiara based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Grammer is poor and the girls cry way too much. I would give it only one star.
It is an awsome book
Ballerina Detective and the Missing Jeweled Tiara is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. . Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
Amber brings her mom's tiara to ballet class that she plans on wearing in the ballet of The Nutcracker to show to her friends. During class she leaves it in her bag in the locker room, and it goes missing! Super-sleuth Kayla is on the case! Kayla and Vicky begin taking notes, interviewing classmates, and collecting clues, but in the meantime Kayla's life is in for a few exciting moments of its own. She lands the leading role in the school play, which she is very excited about, but discovers she has stage fright and is having problems remembering her lines. Not to mention that huge crush she has on Jason! The girls rush to solve the case of the missing tiara in time for the big day and discover things are not always as black and white as they seem. BALLERINA DETECTIVE AND THE MISSING JEWELED TIARA was a quick, fun read of a group of tween kids just beginning to realize their dreams and that it takes hard work to accomplish them. Recommended for girls ages nine through thirteen.