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Slip Jig Summer

3.40  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Fifteen-year-old Natalie is obsessed with ballet and plans to spend the entire summer in dance class with her two best friends. But when her mom gets a job out of town, Natalie gets shipped off to stay with cousins she barely knows.

Natalie is thrilled when her cousins invite her to join them at the local dance studio. But it turns out it's not a ballet class; it's Irish da
Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 27th 2018 by Orca Book Publishers
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Jane On the publisher's website the Fry Reading Level is listed as 4.3 and recommended for ages 9-12.

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Brittni Brinn
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great read for the intended age group! The story considers new experiences as positive things in spite of the challenges they can present. For Natalie, this means exploring a new form of dance. Although at times Natalie seems to accept change too easily, her younger cousin Molly provides a foil for her enthusiasm. Molly's interest in fish over dance was my favourite part of the novel. Dance isn't everyone's passion, and that's okay too! I would recommend this book for young dancers of any gend ...more
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Apr 23, 2018 rated it liked it
A simple, but engaging story about stepping outside of your comfort zone and taking a chance on something different. There's nothing complicated about this short novel. It has endearing characters and an easy to read plot about a summer fling with a new style of dance. I enjoyed that it was set in Windsor, Ontario and I enjoyed the youngest cousin who likes fish. I would recommend this to a beginner reader, or someone who likes simple, heart-warming stories without much conflict.
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Elizabeth J. M. Walker has always loved books and writing. She is the author of the Young Adult books She Dreamed of Dragons, This Night Sucks, Slip Jig Summer, and The Boy Who Owned the Forest.