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The Ellie McDoodle Diaries: The Show Must Go On

(The Ellie McDoodle Diaries #5)

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When Ellie McDoodle signs up to help with her school's production of The Wizard of Oz, she never expected it to be so much work! There are sets to help paint, costumes to plan, and then there's casting. When her best friend Mo gets cast as Wicked Witch--and not the coveted Dorothy--Mo and Ellie have their first big fight. As the student director, Ellie should have helped h ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published May 28th 2013 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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Kristin Lenz
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-grade
Maya has read and loved all of the Ellie McDoodle books and was delighted to receive this brand new one from a friend yesterday. She went straight to her room and read the entire book in one sitting. She loved the story as much as the others, but is not pleased with the new packaging. The books have been re-printed/re-titled as The Ellie McDoodle Diaries, and this wording reminds Maya of The Dork Diaries or Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Those series never caught her interest, and she doesn't think Ellie ...more
Myrna
Jun 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Read this before, but enjoyed it again after meeting Ruth McNally Barshaw, who signed and drew in my new copy at the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival. Myrna, age 7
Mary Thomas
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Pretty good. I think my least favorite part is that there were no chapter breaks (or even day-to-day breaks), so there was no good stopping place. I definitely like these better than the DORK Diaries series.
Klara Jones
Sep 05, 2020 rated it liked it
I love how Ellie makes everyone happy - if she knows it is difficult.
Melina Carlborg
Jan 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Awesome and sad book amazing illustrations and funny 🐵🐵🐵🐵 awe look at Ben Ben🦄🐺🐀🐾
Grace
Nov 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved this book my favorite part was when Ellie was picking on to be the play directer and she picked her friend Mo to do the singing part. And Ellie told the principal but the principal said" let's see Mo do the part. So the next day Mo showed Mrs. Plassid I'm sorry Mo but you do not have the talent to do it. ...more
Mary Lee
Jul 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Would be interesting to pair with DRAMA. Ellie is stage manager for the 6th grade production of the Wizard if Oz. And there is plenty of drama!

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Payton
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a good book
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Shelves: emmas-books-2016
Finished 5/16/16
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