Monday, April 3, 2017

Book Nook: How to Stage a Catastrophe

I recently had a chance to review How to Stage a Catastrophe. This book is targeted to middle-grade readers, and is a book in three acts. The original description is much better than anything I could write:

ACT 1: The Juicebox Theatre is about ready for the recycling bin. ACT 2: Sidney and Folly consider a crime. [You have to read it to see if we commit a crime - that's called suspense.] ACT 3: Sidney and Folly save the Juicebox Children's Theatre! [It's not giving anything away to tell you that. We just don't want you to worry.] Sidney Camazzola plans to be the director of the Juicebox Theater when he grows up. But the theater is in danger of closing, and he and his friends know they need a plan to save it - and fast. Hilarious and heartwarming, the mission to save a failing community theater unites a riotous cast of characters in this offbeat middle-grade novel.

It's a cute book about problem-solving and considering options in a tough spot. It was a perfect book for my daughter, who loves reading and enjoys theater.
About the author:
Rebecca Donnelly was born in England, where she got to stand in the rain and wave at the Queen once, and at seven moved to California, where they don't do things like that. She holds an MLIS from San Jose State University. Rebecca runs a small rural library in upstate New York and has written for School Library Journal and The Horn Book. This is her debut middle-grade novel.

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