How to Stage a Catastrophe

How to Stage a Catastrophe

by Rebecca Donnelly

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Overview

Sidney plans to be the director of the Juicebox Theater when he grows up. For now, he handles the props, his best friend Folly works the concession stand, and his sister May hangs out in the spotlight. But the theater is in danger of closing, and the kids know they need a plan to save it and fast. When they join a local commerce club to earn money, Sid and Folly uncover some immoral business practices, and it gives them a great idea for saving the theater. That is, if you can call extortion a great idea. Hilarious and heartwarming, the mission to save a failing community theater unites a riotous cast of characters in this offbeat middle-grade novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623708078
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Series: Middle-grade Novels
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 741,688
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Rebecca Donnelly was born in England, where she got to stand in the rain and wave at the Queen once, and at seven moved to California, where they don't do things like that. She holds an MLIS from San Jose State University. Rebecca runs a small rural library in upstate New York and has written for School Library Journal and The Horn Book. This is her debut middle-grade novel.

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How to Stage a Catastrophe 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
Theater is life to a sixth grade boy named Sidney. So when his kid-friendly theater is closing down, what does he do? With his business geared friend, crazy ideas, and the motivation to do almost anything, Sidney will go through difficult trials in hope to win his theater back. I think it was really creative that the author used acts and scenes instead of chapters and sections. The reasons why it was not five stars is because the name of the theater, The Juicebox, kind of threw me off as something to call one's life. The other is because I've never really liked theater as much as Sidney, but it is easy to relate to his feelings at any time in the book. Ages 9-12 who think strongly for a hobby or place will enjoy this book. Review by Madeleine L, age 11, Nebraska and Western Iowa Mensa
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
Theater is life to a sixth grade boy named Sidney. So when his kid-friendly theater is closing down, what does he do? With his business geared friend, crazy ideas, and the motivation to do almost anything, Sidney will go through difficult trials in hope to win his theater back. I think it was really creative that the author used acts and scenes instead of chapters and sections. The reasons why it was not five stars is because the name of the theater, The Juicebox, kind of threw me off as something to call one's life. The other is because I've never really liked theater as much as Sidney, but it is easy to relate to his feelings at any time in the book. Ages 9-12 who think strongly for a hobby or place will enjoy this book. Review by Madeleine L, age 11, Nebraska and Western Iowa Mensa