Miss Tutu's Star (Hardcover)

By Leslea Newman, Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis (Illustrator)

Abrams Books for Young Readers, 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&P genre: RF.

About the Author

Leslea Newman is the author of fifty books for adults and children, including Eight Nights of Chanukah and Just Like Mama. She lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Visit her online at www.lesleakids.com. Carey Armstrong-Ellis is the illustrator of the bestselling Twelve Days books. She lives in Cape Neddick, Maine. Visit her online at www.slugworksrocks.com.