How to Stage a Catastrophe

How to Stage a Catastrophe

by Rebecca Donnelly

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623708078
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Series: Middle-grade Novels
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 591,738
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