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A Try at Tumbling
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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. Children Fiction. Mardi a foster girl finds gymnastics. Her foster Mom makes jewelry. She was excellent on balance beam because she played on railroad tracks. 1964-72ish [s]

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Tery Bailey-Holly | 5 comments Mardi a foster girl finds gymnastics. Her foster Mom makes jewelry. She was excellent on balance beam because she played on railroad tracks.

Hard cover, purple cello book cover. Can't be after 1972.


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Lobstergirl | 38154 comments Mod
What does cello mean?


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Lobstergirl | 38154 comments Mod
I can see this in the ALA (American Library Association) volume on google books but the snippet view isn't showing what the title is.

A gymnastics class at the YMCA provides Mardi with a challenge, an opportunity to make friends, and eventually a real home with Miss Evansby

A considerable amount of information on gymnastics is incorporated in a story of a twelve-year-old girl whose interest in the sport helps her to adjust to life in a foster home. After her grandmother's death, Mardi is sent to live with a middle-aged spinster, Miss Evansby, who seems to have little time for her.



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Lobstergirl | 38154 comments Mod
The book containing that reference is Books for Children, Preschool Through Junior High School, 1970-1971: As Selected and Reviewed by the Booklist September 1970 Through August 1971


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Lobstergirl | 38154 comments Mod
Found it:

A Try at Tumbling by Dorothy Kayser French

via Wisconsin Library Bulletin, Volumes 67-68...

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-re...


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Tery Bailey-Holly | 5 comments Lobstergirl wrote: "What does cello mean?"
Cellophane type dust jacket


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Tery Bailey-Holly | 5 comments Lobstergirl wrote: "I can see this in the ALA (American Library Association) volume on google books but the snippet view isn't showing what the title is.

A gymnastics class at the YMCA provides Mardi with a challenge..."


This is the story!


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Tery Bailey-Holly | 5 comments Lobstergirl wrote: "Found it:

A Try at Tumbling by Dorothy Kayser French

via Wisconsin Library Bulletin, Volumes 67-68...

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-re......"

YOU'RE AMAZING, THANK YOU!!!!!!!


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Lobstergirl | 38154 comments Mod
No problem!


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Tery Bailey-Holly | 5 comments Lobstergirl wrote: "No problem!"
Thanks for moving the file-I was about to figure it out..... :)


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