Mallory in the Spotlight
From the Series Mallory
The world is a stage for Mallory McDonald! When Mallory tries out for a part in the school play and gets the lead, she is super excited. But not everyone shares her enthusiasm, especially her best friend Mary Ann. In fact, the more excited Mallory gets, the less excited Mary Ann becomes. Mallory can’t understand why Mary Ann is acting so strange. Even though the lights are shining bright, is there something Mallory’s not seeing? Can Mallory find a way to play the roles of leading lady and best friend?
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Darby Creek ™|
|Number of Pages||160|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.4|
The Horn Book Guide
“After landing the title role in Annie, Mallory can’t figure out why her best friend, Mary Ann, doesn’t seem happy for her. Could Mary Ann be jealous of Mallory’s newfound fame, not to mention her new (and kind of mean) actress friends? Mallory learns important lessons about friendship; the story’s focus on the excitement of staging a musical helps mask the message.” —The Horn Book Guide
“The fourteenth volume in the Mallory series is a fast-moving chapter book depicting a low period in the girls’ strong friendship.” —Booklist
Illustrator: Jennifer Kalis
Jennifer Kalis is the illustrator of several Mallory books including Mallory's Super Sleepover, Mallory in the Spotlight, and Mallory Goes Green! She lives in Ohio.
Author: Laurie Friedman
Laurie Friedman is the author of the popular Mallory series, The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair series, and many award-winning picture books. She lives in Florida.
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Meet Mallory McDonald, a spunky, energetic young girl whose comical exploits and joke-telling will hit the mark with early chapter book readers. Check out Mallory’s website at www.mallorymcdonald.com. Kids can meet Mallory’s creator (author Laurie Friedman), find out fun… View available downloads →