Leaping at Shadows

From the Series The Dario Quincy Academy of Dance

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Madeleine’s the newest arrival at the famed Dario Quincy Academy of Dance. She’s worked hard to gain admission, and she’s determined not to lose her scholarship. That means not asking too many questions when her antique necklace goes missing, and certainly not breaking curfew. So how does she find herself exploring the creepy tunnels that run underneath the school?

As if rivals at dance practice weren’t bad enough, Madeleine begins to suspect that there’s an ancient evil on the academy grounds. And when Madeleine and her rivals join together, sneaking out at night to explore the school’s depths, the evil might just follow them back upstairs.

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978-1-4677-0930-9
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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Publication Date 2013-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.5
BISACS YAF045000, YAF047010, YAF038000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 620
ATOS Reading Level 4.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 160095
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, and Reviewed

Awards

  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Winner, 2014

Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“Atwood uses a light touch to create pleasant characters and a suspenseful premise, never letting the sinister notes weigh too heavily on the proceedings.” —Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

“The competent writing is suitable to the genre and will appeal to older reluctant readers….The dance terms and ballet-centric subplots give the series special appeal to balletomanes, but they don’t so overwhelm the story lines that they will restrict the audience.” —School Library Journal

Author: Megan Atwood

Megan Atwood lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she teaches creative writing at a local college and the Loft Literary Center. She has an M.F.A. in writing for children and young adults.