Marty McGuire

Marty McGuire

Book - 2011
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A fun, accessible chapter-book debut from an exciting new talent--simultaneous hardcover-paperback launch!Marty McGuire would rather spend recess catching frogs in the pond than playing dress-up with the other girls in third grade. So when her teacher casts Marty as the princess in the class play, Marty's absolutely, positively sure that there's been a huge mistake. But after a special lesson in the art of improvisation, Marty comes up with her OWN plan to IMPROVE the play: Why use stuffed-animal frog onstage when a live one would be so much better? In the end, Marty's one-of-a-kind performance makes for an unforgettable show. Maybe Marty CAN live happily ever after, after all!
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, c2011
ISBN: 9780545142441
Branch Call Number: J FF MES
Characteristics: 129 p. :,ill
Additional Contributors: Floca, Brian

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blue_porcupine_118
Dec 21, 2013

blue_porcupine_118 thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

red_dog_3159 Aug 23, 2012

red_dog_3159 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 13

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Apr 20, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 9

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Wendy1003
Aug 22, 2015

I liked this book because it was funny and entertaining. My favourite part was when they were practicing for the play.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Apr 20, 2012

There’s nothing girly about this fun and funny story that’s easy to talk up. Sell the fact that Marty has to play a princess to the princess lovers and her adoration of science, nature, and slimy critters to the rest of the kids. You’ll end up with a whole slew of children ready and willing to become Marty fans. It’s a smart little novel that uses just as many words as it needs to. No more. No less. For those seeking relief from the onslaught of ubiquitous royalty, here is the answer to your prayers.

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Wendy1003
Aug 22, 2015

Marty's class is doing a play of The Frog Prince. Marty is not very happy when she is given the main role as princess, but she keeps trying and turns out loving it.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Apr 20, 2012

Second grade was fine. Marty had no beef with second grade. But for all that her second grade teacher made third grade sound like a bed of roses, Marty is having a rough time of it. Her best friend Annie has been stolen by princess-loving girly girl Veronica Grace and now she won’t go frog hunting or do any of the other fun things she used to with Marty. So when the school play is announced (The Frog Prince) guess who’s shocked and appalled when she ends up with the role of the princess? That’s right. Marty has to be seriously convinced that this is a good plan and even then she’s reluctant. Fortunately, actors always have little tricks to make their roles their own. And Marty has a trick up her sleeve that’s a doozy.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Apr 20, 2012

“That nice Mrs. Kramer lied to me about third grade.”

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