Momof3darlings Posted October 25, 2008 Report Share Posted October 25, 2008 Seems Whoopi Goldberg has written a (so far) two series book for ages 9-12, the 1st is out called Sugar Plum Ballerinas #1 Plum Fantastic and a version two not released yet is Sugar Plum Ballerinas #2 Toe Shoe Troubles. Here is the description: Alexandrea Petrakova Johnson does not want to be a beautiful ballerina, and she does not want to leave her friends in Apple Creek. Unfortunately, that doesn't stop her ballet-crazy mother from moving them to Harlem, or from enrolling Alex at the Nutcracker School of Ballet. Life is hard when you're the new ballerina on the block, and it's even harder when you're chosen to be the Sugar Plum Fairy in the school recital! Not only is Al a terrible dancer, but she's also got a rotten case of stage fright! Al's ballet classmates are going to have to use all the plum power they've got to coach this scary fairy! From the interview I saw, I'm not sure it will continue to be a ballet oriented series but one that will follow the ups and downs of all the activities that children find themselves enrolled in during youth. I really like Whoopi, will have to look to see if she has a dance background at all. But, if written with her humor, it should be a fun read. Quote Link to comment
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