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Samantha on Stage
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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. Children's book about a young American ballet dancer who loses her top spot to a Russian transfer student who joins her academy (1980s). [s]

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message 1: by Amy (new)

Amy Muller | 3 comments The plot of the book is that there is a pre-teen ballet student who is the best in her class and she is set on playing the Sugar Plum Fairy in the next Nutcracker production. This gets upended when a Russian dancer moves to town and joins the class. The ending (spoiler) is when the main character ends up dancing the role of Sugar Plum Fairy but in the basement of a rec center and "learns a valuable lesson."

Some details that stick out:
The Russian dancer gets called out for having a perfect ballet bun in class when the protagonist forgets her hair supplies.

The Russian father (who may be a chauffeur) hands a bouquet of flowers upside down.

message 3: by Amy (new)

Amy Muller | 3 comments Rosa wrote: "Samantha on Stage?"

Yes!! Thank you so much!

message 4: by Amy (new)

Amy Muller | 3 comments Solved!

message 5: by Rosa (new) - added it

Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 4974 comments Great, you're very welcome!

message 6: by SamSpayedPI (new)

SamSpayedPI | 1589 comments Amy:

I suggest you create another topic for the second book; it will reduce confusion, and make it easier for others to find.

message 7: by Kris (new)

Kris | 32230 comments Mod
What SamSpayedPI said. One thread per book request, please.

Tips for posting a book request - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

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