Amazing Stardust Friends: Step Into the Spotlight! By Heather Alexander, illustrated by Diane Le Feyer

Published by Scholastic, Inc.

Summary:  Marlo’s mom has just taken a new job as the chef for a circus.  So the two of them get to live on board the circus train, where Marlo meets the Stardust Girls, three 8-year-old girls who perform in the circus as a clown, acrobat, and animal trainer.  Of course, Marlo wants a chance to perform, but it takes her awhile to learn what her own unique talent is to make her a Stardust Girl.

Pros:  This is a new Branches series from Scholastic, aimed at readers transitioning to chapter books.  It’s my favorite so far of the “girl” series.  The girls in the story are hard-working, dedicated performers.  And throwing in a little glamour doesn’t hurt.

Cons:  If a reader doesn’t want to run away and join the circus after finishing this book, you might want to consider checking comprehension skills.

2 thoughts on “Amazing Stardust Friends: Step Into the Spotlight! By Heather Alexander, illustrated by Diane Le Feyer

  1. Wow, this almost sounds like it’s in the Noel Streatfeild tradition, which would be awesome! Another great review. It’s amazing how you pack so much into a brief column. Very impressive.

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