Just Dance

Just Dance

Book - 2017
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From Newbery Award-winning author Patricia MacLachlan comes a lyrical coming-of-age story about finding your own voice while learning to understand the people you love the most.

Sylvie Bloom wants to find something new and exciting this summer--at least more exciting than the cows, goats, and chickens on her family's farm that she's become accustomed to. Luckily, Sylvie's teacher Mrs. Ludolf has the perfect idea. Sylvie can take over her husband Sheriff Ludolf's column in the newspaper for the summer, reporting on all the important events that happen in their small Wyoming town. Sylvie is thrilled to have a new challenge, but she's not sure she'll actually see anything amazing. At least nothing like the things her mother saw when she traveled the world as a famous opera singer.

Sylvie can't figure out why her mother would give up singing in front of thousands of people. Have she and her brother Nate been holding her mother back? And when her mother's old duet partner James Grayson writes that he's coming to perform nearby, will she be tempted to return to the stage, without them?
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2017
ISBN: 9781481472524
Branch Call Number: J MCL
Characteristics: 116 p. ;,22 cm


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Fourth grade writer Sylvie Bloom is assigned a column in the local newspaper where she documents her daily observations in poetic form.

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Apr 01, 2018

For fans of Sarah, Plain and Tall, this new title by MacLachlin is for you. She has never disappointed me yet. A coming of age story with some fun, quirky but lovable characters. Suggested for Grade 3-4 readers.

Oct 09, 2017

I just adore Patricia MacLachlan. She weaves prose together like poetry. This one doesn't disappoint! I love that her child characters are so intrinsic and have so much to say about the world. Loved this one!

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