Miss Tutu's Star

Miss Tutu's Star

By Leslea Newman; Carey Armstrong-Ellis (Illustrator)

Abrams Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780810983960, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2010

Selena is a little girl who does not walk so much as twirl. When her mother takes her to Miss Tutu's school of ballet, Selena has a bit of trouble with some of the steps, but still she practices and practices to get them right. Finally the time comes for Selena to make her debut. But she is terrified. Will her fear stop her from becoming Miss Tutu's star?
Leslea Newman's lyrical and humorous story about achieving one's dream is perfectly matched with Carey Armstrong-Ellis's witty and charming illustrations, which are filled with little stories of their own.
F&P level: I
F&Pgenre: RF.

About the Author
Lesl a Newman is the author of more than 40 books, including Matzo Ball Moon and Remember That. She lives in Massachusetts.

Carey Armstrong-Ellis has been hailed as a "breakout talent" by "Publishers Weekly". Her successful "Seymour Slug Starts School" debuted to rave reviews. Carey lives in Cape Neddick, ME.