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Non-classifiable

Off Pointe

by (author) Leanne Lieberman

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Sep 2014
Category
NON-CLASSIFIABLE, Dance, New Experience
Recommended Age
9 to 12
Recommended Grade
4 to 7
Recommended Reading age
9 to 12
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459802803
    Publish Date
    Sep 2014
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459802827
    Publish Date
    Sep 2014
    List Price
    $0.99

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Description

When Meg’s summer ballet program is canceled and her ballet teacher suggests she attend Camp Dance to learn new dance styles, Meg is devastated.

Worse still, Meg's teacher thinks she lacks stage presence and needs to connect more with her audience. At camp, Meg struggles to learn contemporary dance. A girl named Logan, who is jealous of Meg’s ballet technique and her friendship with Nio, a cute contemporary dancer, makes Meg’s life even more difficult. When Meg, Nio and Logan have to work together to create a piece for the final show, arguments threaten to ruin their dance. Unless they are able to overcome their differences, Meg’s time at Camp Dance will have been a disaster from start to finish.

This short novel is a high-interest, low-reading level book for middle-grade readers who are building reading skills, want a quick read or say they don’t like to read!

About the author

LEANNE LIEBERMAN is the author of five young adult novels, including The Most Dangerous Thing, Gravity (Sydney Taylor Notable), The Book of Trees and Lauren Yanofsky Hates the Holocaust (Sydney Taylor Notable and Bank Street Best Book). Her adult fiction has been published in New Quarterly, Descant, Fireweed, the Antigonish Review and Grain. She’s a schoolteacher in Kingston, Ontario.

Leanne Lieberman's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens

Editorial Reviews

"Will appeal to dance fanatics."

Kirkus Reviews

"Sure to hit the mark with readers looking for an informed and genuine approach to ballet and growing one’s repertoire."

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"A quick, easy, realistic read, ideal for reluctant readers interested in dance and a little romance."

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"Told from an easy-to-engage, first-person perspective...The journey may be bittersweet, but the message is one of hope and encouragement: no success without failure, no learning without doing, no joy without daring."

VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) Magazine

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