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The Talent Show

The Talent Show

For Ages: 8 - 12
When their town gets destroyed by a tornado, everyone is pretty depressed. So in order to cheer everyone up and raise some money, the community decides to put on a talent show. Unfortunately, no one in town is particularly talented. But that doesn’t stop everyone from giving it their all! Especially the one star in town. She just might have what it takes—if she can get to the show on time. When another tornado hits, the kids make every effort to put the show on, but there may be more surprises in store!

Dan Gutman delivers another hilarious tale about school adventures!
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  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439158272 | 
  • May 2010 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7 | 
  • Lexile 800
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When the Tornado Hit …

  • Paul Crichton, a fifth grader at Cape Bluff Elementary School in Cape Bluff, Kansas, was alone in his basement with his Fender Stratocaster guitar, trying to master the intro to “Stairway to Heaven.”

  • Julia Maguire, a Cape Bluff fourth grader, was on pointe at The Fontaneau Ballet Studio, rehearsing her relevés and tour jetés for the grand allegro in Giselle.

  • Elke Villa, a sixth grader, was in the shower, belting out “I Will Survive,” Gloria Gaynor’s 1978 disco anthem, into a loofah that she was...
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About the Author

Dan Gutman
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Dan Gutman

Dan Gutman hated to read when he was a kid, then he grew up. Now he writes cool books like The Kid Who Ran for President, Honus & Me, The Million Dollar Shot, Race for the Sky, and The Edison Mystery: Qwerty Stevens, Back in Time. If you want to learn more about Dan or his books, stop by his Web site: www.dangutman.com.

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