Spinning Away
Spinning Away
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Annotation: Twelve-year-old Maggie (Magnolia) and her twin sister Beatrice are both figure skaters, but Maggie is trying to find her own style (for instance, cutting her hair and dying it blue) while her sister remains firmly under their uptight mother's thumb--so when their old coach leaves and a man takes over, Maggie seizes the opportunity to try out some of the new spins she has been creating, even if it means upstaging her twin.
Catalog Number: #144228
Format: Library Binding
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Special Formats: High Low High Low Chapter Book Chapter Book
Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Stone Arch Books
Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Pages: 91 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-496-54927-9
ISBN 13: 978-1-496-54927-3
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2017028993
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
Horn Book
Figure skating, gymnastics, volleyball, and softball action (and stereotypical girl-drama) dominate these message-driven short novels about middle-school girls who learn lessons concerning the importance of doing the right thing for your friends and yourself while seeking the glory of winning. The easy-to-read, engaging hi-lo books also include discussion questions, writing prompts, and interesting facts about each sport. Glos.
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Word Count: 11,066
Reading Level: 5.1
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.1 / points: 2.0 / quiz: 190463 / grade: Middle Grades
Lexile: 760L
Guided Reading Level: R
Fountas & Pinnell: R

Magnolia has her own ideas about style, music, andespeciallyabout figure skating. Too bad her twin sister and her mother are stuck in a more conservative mode. Will Maggie find a way to justify the changes she wants to enact, or will she keep on spinning away?

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