Miss Tutu's Star (Hardcover)

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

Abrams Books for Young Readers, 9780810983960, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2010

List Price: 17.95*
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Description

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?


Lesléa 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

Lesléa Newman is the author of 70 books for adults and children. Her literary awards include a National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship, the Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award, and the Massachusetts Book Award. She lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts.


Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis is the author and illustrator of Ten Creepy Monsters and the illustrator of the bestselling Twelve Days of Kindergarten series and The Spelling Bee Before Recess. She lives in Cape Neddick, Maine.