Middle Grade

    • How to Stage a Catastrophe, Rebecca Donnelly
      Capstone Young Readers, 9781623708078, April 1, 2017 (Middle Grade)

      Hey kids, Let's put on a show! Calling all former theatre nerds, entrepreneurs, and kids with moxie! We all want to be a part of this gang of friends who unite to save the Juicebox Theater, solve a mystery, and probably achieve world domination. The fast, funny, conversational script style of this middle grade novel draws in young readers and adults alike. It's a perfect "giggle aloud" read for a classroom or backstage with a flashlight.

      -Cynthia Compton, 4 Kids Books (Zionsville, IN)

      A heartwarming ode to the power of community, theater, and most especially community theater! Aspiring director Sidney makes for a unique narrator who surrounds himself with a cast of quirky and inspiring characters. How to Stage a Catastrophe is a delightfully old-fashioned, let’s-put-on-a-show story that still feels firmly grounded in the realities of today and will leave you smiling from ear to ear.

      -Bill Grace, Buttonwood Books & Toys (Cohasset, MA)

      In How to Stage a Catastrophe you are given a backstage pass to Sidney's world in Hatahatchee.  He is a director at heart and readers get a front row seat to his struggle to keep his dream alive.  We need books like this on our shelves in our homes! 

      -Wyatt Wegrzyn, Bookworks (Albuquerque, NM)

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