DREAM BIG! Gemma loves gymnastics. But she's just had the worst class EVER, and her coach isn't happy. Is Gemma's life as a gymnast over? Or will her clever plan keep her on the team?
About the Author
Thalia Kalkipsakis is the author of several books in the Go Girl! series, including Sister Spirit, Dancing Queen and Basketball Blues. She has also written a nonfiction book, It's True! Sleep Makes You Smarter! Her books have been translated in many languages and sold around the world. Kalkipsakis grew up on a farm on the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia, and used to escape into the bush to explore. Her biggest passion has always been writing, but she has also been a dancer and edited websites and travel guides. She now lives in north-eastern Victoria with her husband and two children and a black cat named Bindi.
Read an Excerpt
Gemma stood at the start of the runway, ready to run. She pictured a handspring in her mind—legs together, butt tucked in . . . up and over the vault. But she didn’t run yet. She was waiting for Michael to nod his head.
Michael was Gemma’s gymnastics coach. He kicked a safety mat into place, then stood next to the vault, ready to help Gemma over.
Finally, Michael nodded his head.
Gemma wiped her hands on her legs and looked at the vault. Then she ran.
She ran fast, pumping her arms.
As Gemma ran up to the vault, Michael reached in to help her over.
But as Gemma jumped, her foot slipped. Her legs flew apart and her butt stuck out. She did it all wrong. She was just about to crash into the vault when Michael pushed her up and over—legs apart, butt out, almost over . . .
One of Gemma’s legs—out of control—hit Michael in the face. Gemma landed on her back, with her arms and legs out.
It had been a very bad vault.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My daughter is 7 years old and she loved this book. She likes that she can relate to the girl in the book. This series is great for young girls to relate their feelings to. She told me she realizes no one is perfect and practice makes you better.
I like this book because it's really funny, the story line is good, and it's not so hard.
i like the end because the girl had a trophy