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Children's Fiction Dance

Slip Jig Summer

by (author) Elizabeth J.M. Walker

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Mar 2018
Category
Dance, New Experience, Country Life
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459817432
    Publish Date
    Mar 2018
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459817456
    Publish Date
    Mar 2018
    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

Fifteen-year-old Natalie is obsessed with ballet and plans to spend the entire summer in dance class with her two best friends. But when her mom gets a job out of town, Natalie gets shipped off to stay with cousins she barely knows.
Natalie is thrilled when her cousins invite her to join them at the local dance studio. But it turns out it's not a ballet class; it's Irish dance. Skeptical at first, Natalie is surprised to learn she really enjoys the new dance style and agrees to take part in an upcoming competition. But this new passion could result in Natalie having to leave her ballet dreams behind.

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Awards

  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens

Editorial Reviews

"Slip Jig Summer offers a fun twist on the fish-out-of-water story by putting a ballerina in an Irish dance class. It's a short book with a fast-moving plot…familiar interpersonal issues, portrayed in an accessible storyline, will help lower-literacy readers move through the text easily…I enjoyed the fresh focus on dance and predict the novel will lead its readers to other dance novels (of which there are many). It's an energetic selection for high/low readers."

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&quotI love the opening description of the end of year show for the ballet school—it gave a glimpse into what makes someone want to devote herself to such a life.&quot

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