Ballerina Detective and the Missing Jeweled Tiara is a contemporary novel about a girl named Kayla. She is an American 12-year-old girl who is an only child of recently divorced parents who is searching for her identity.
Kayla has taken ballet lessons for several years at Madame Sofia’s school and must make a decision whether she can meet the challenges of taking toe dancing lessons and realize her dream of becoming a ballerina. Unexpectedly, Kayla and her friend Vicki become detectives in a mystery when Amber’s gold jeweled tiara is stolen at ballet school.
Kayla goes to her school’s 7th grade basketball games with her classmates to watch her three friends passionately play. They’re also struggling to find their new identities as they try to realize their dreams of becoming great players. Kayla also develops a crush on Jason and, to her dismay, finds out another girl likes him. Kayla also explores new things, and to her surprise, she is talented at acting.
Boys and girls in the middle grades and ages 8 to 14 will enjoy this gripping novel which takes us through the colorful adventures of Kayla and her friends.
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Ballerina Detective and the Missing Jeweled Tiara is an exciting mystery tale for children, preteens and early teens. Follow 12-year-old Kayla, an amateur detective, in her journey to try to uncover the mystery of the stolen jeweled tiara and her struggle to become a real toe-dancing ballerina. Watch, worry and cheer as Kayla develops a crush on Jason, supports her friends in the fierce girls and boys 7th grade basketball playoffs, and works to get over her stage fright so she can be in the drama class play. Readers will relate to and be inspired by the well-developed cast of characters. They will learn lessons in self-esteem, ethics, loyalty, and fortitude. Kayla and her multi-cultural friends utilize unique approaches in solving conflicts and addressing personal challenges. Enjoy this roller coaster adventure of mystery, discovery, fun, and transition into adolescence. An excellent read for ages 8-13.
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When the jeweled tiara Amber plans to wear in The Nutcracker ballet is stolen during dance practice, Kayla agrees to help solve the mystery. Follow 12-year-old Kayla, an amateur detective, as she gathers clues and interrogates suspects to uncover the thief, while also struggling to become a real toe-dancing ballerina. Watch, worry and cheer as she develops a crush on Jason, supports her friends in the fierce girls and boys 7th grade basketball playoffs, and works through her stage fright to star in her class play.
Ballerina Detective and the Missing Jeweled Tiara is an engaging mystery and adventure for boys and girls, as well as a colorful slice of life about a contemporary American girl. Providing a glimpse into the personal struggles of today’s young people but with a touch of light romance and humor, the story draws readers into Kayla’s quest to pursue her dreams and find her identity in the difficult transition from childhood to early adolescence. Young readers will relate to and be inspired by the diverse cast of characters while learning life lessons in self-esteem, ethics, loyalty, and determination.
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