In the summer of 1957, the children of Peak City are about to learn a hard lesson. When Peggy Noodle moves into the neighborhood, speculation is high that she’ll be a shoe-in for the basketball team—after all, she’s tall and adventurous and everyone assumes she’ll be a star. But looks can be deceiving, and by the time it’s too late to convince them otherwise, she leads her team to a disastrous defeat.
Peggy finds an unexpected friend in her kind, elderly neighbor, Mrs. Moore, who invites her to learn how to hula hoop. Peggy realizes quickly that hula hooping is perfect for her, and the two set out to show Peggy’s friends and the town how fun and sporty hula hooping can be. They hatch a plan to help the community build a fun new legacy by bringing the First Annual Tri-City Hoopla to Peak City, and along the way draw Peggy’s friends into the fun of hula hooping. Because when you find something you love to do, it’s easy to do it well.
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|Publisher:||Dolly R Sickles|
|Edition description:||2019 ed.|
|Product dimensions:||4.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.13(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Before she started writing books for young readers, she had a very interesting career in advertising and the performing arts. She is a big community volunteer and a firm believer that the world is what you make it. Dolly lives in the wilds of central North Carolina with her husband and son, and Magnolia May the beagle. When she's not writing or telling stories, she likes to spend time outdoors hiking, kayaking, gardening, and riding bikes with her boys.
Monica Wyrick is a lifelong artist with a great eye for detail, color and whimsy. Her love for the history, tradition and craftsmanship of the Celts led her to create her own line of artwork. The stylized features of the ancient Book of Kells, along with the unique stories of the lives of the saints, serve as inspiration for the pieces.
She is also a seasoned studio artist and children's book illustrator. Among her titles and workbooks, she has illustrated two titles for Audrey Penn, and several books for Young Palmetto Books. Monica lives in New Mexico with her husband, three children and a variety of pets.
Peyton Sickles is a photographer specializing in portraiture, landscape and architecture. His work is a fine balance between digital and film (with a focus on 4x5 and Full Frame). He was a 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of The Year Finalist. He is a visual storyteller focusing on finding elements that connect people.