The Silver Secret (Sassy #3)
by Sharon M. Draper (Goodreads Author)
Sassy's newest adventure unfolds when she performs in the school musical! Sassy's school is doing a musical performance that is going to be televised, and Sassy wants to sing with the choir. However, it's no secret that Sassy can't sing. But she has also been hiding a big secret . . . for the past year she has been taking pizcolo lessons, and she's quite good at it. Instea...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Scholastic Press
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Sassy cannot sing at all, but she is dying to be part of the chorus performance because the fourth graders have awesome purple sequined vests or dresses. Instead, she ends up being a stage manager and helping out, with the aid of her bulging Sassy Sack, with all manner of aspects of the performance. There are obstacles along the way, of course, including a very distressing fire evacuation that results in the Sassy Sack being left overnight in the auditorium and not being found right away. This i...more
Summary: Sassy is a "sassy" young girl, the youngest of three siblings. She has a best friend who she shares all her secrets with. However, her grandmother gave her a silver piccolo that she has been practicing and became very good at. This becomes her silver secret that only her family knows about. The school play is coming up and Sassy wants to be a star in the show. However its a musical and there is no room for her squeaky voice. Sassy is given the role as the stage manager yet, that doesn't...more
This is a hard one to review. Sassy was funny and engaging. I can see kids liking her and her Sassy sack that holds a magical array of items for every need. The story begins with Sassy and her friend being very tween-shallow- doing their nails and giggling and sharing silly secrets. It slowly morphs into a story with some depth to it. Sassy can't sing but she can play the piccolo and finds other unusual skills to make her a successful stage manager for the play. It is all rather a stretch and so...more
Sharon M. Draper is a professional educator as well as an accomplished writer. She has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year, is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Award, and is a New York Times bestselling author. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.More about Sharon M. Draper...