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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 144
Themes: dance, ballet, Puck, Shakespeare, male dancer, pranks, understudy, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, competition, loyalty, friendship
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 15/Mar/2016
Fry Reading Level: 4.6
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Robin’s got everything it takes to be a principal dancer: the body, the feet, the strength and the passion. But his devil-may-care attitude plays havoc with discipline at the Premier Dance School. One more prank may be one too many. That’s why everyone is shocked when he’s the only student dancer picked to understudy with the company, even though the choice makes sense—Robin is cast as Puck, the annoying trickster fairy in A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Shock turns to horror when the principal dancer is injured and Robin has to perform instead. The other dancers don’t think he can pull it off, and even Robin wonders if it’s too much too soon.

Will his big break kill his career before it even starts?

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Aimed at middle-school students with an interest in the performing arts.

Topics include music, dance, theater, the circus and magic.

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