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Children's Fiction Dance

Across the Floor

by (author) Natasha Deen

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Aug 2016
Category
Dance, Business, Careers, Occupations, Football
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459809208
    Publish Date
    Aug 2016
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459809222
    Publish Date
    Aug 2016
    List Price
    $7.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
  • Reading age: 9 to 12

Description

Luc Waldon always figured he knew what his passion was: football. He lives it, he breathes it—and he thinks he has what it takes to go all the way to the NFL. So when his football coach orders him to sign up for contemporary-dance classes to improve his game, Luc's less than thrilled. When he realizes that dance might actually be his true passion, he faces a tough decision. Is he willing to leave behind the field and a real shot at professional sports, and disappoint his parents, his coach and his teammates, in order to pursue a new dream?

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Awards

  • Commended, CCBC Best Books starred selection

Editorial Reviews

"Deen is clearly in her element writing about dance, and every leg extension and muscle strain feels achingly authentic, as does Luc's initial cluelessness, providing readers with an excellent introduction to dance terminology...racial and sexual diversity is seamlessly integrated into the text...sure to satisfy beginners and seasoned dancers longing to relive those first steps that made them love the craft."

Kirkus Reviews

"Luc is flawed though self-aware enough to be identified with."

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