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A Cast Is the Perfect Accessory

A Cast Is the Perfect Accessory

(And Other Lessons I've Learned)

Illustrated by: Stevie Lewis
For Ages: 7 - 10
Eight-year-old Mandy Berr is spirited, sassy, and determined to shine—even if she’s not the center of attention!

After learning the hard way that polka dot underwear and white pants are not the best combination, Mandy Berr has gotten over that fashion faux pas, and has (almost) recovered from not being named George Washington in the recent Presidential Pageant.

But just when things seem like they might be back in her favor, her former nemesis, Natalie, manages to steal Mandy’s spotlight—again. A broken wrist for Natalie means a cool cast and the attention of Mandy’s classmates…even from Anya, Mandy’s BFF.

Can Mandy figure out a way to get back into the center of attention, win back her best friend, AND snag a pair of fancy-dancy periwinkle sunglasses?
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  • Aladdin | 
  • 160 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442483958 | 
  • March 2014 | 
  • Grades 2 - 5
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About the Author

Allison Gutknecht
(c) [Tammy Bradshaw]

Allison Gutknecht

Allison Gutknecht grew up in Voorhees, New Jersey, with three fewer siblings than Mandy Berr. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, she earned her Master’s degree in Children’s Media and Literature from NYU. Allison lives in New York City with her rambunctious toy poodle, Gypsy, and her literate cat, Folly. She is a massive fan of polka dots.

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