Pie and Other Brilliant Ideas would be enjoyed by children in grades 4th through 6th. I could very well see this book being a favorite of mine when I was that age.
Georgie's family has moved to be closer to her grandmother who lives in a nursing home. Unfortunately, the move has meant not only leaving her best friend, but having to give up ballet lessons. I remember when we moved to Georgia and I was worried that I wouldn't be able to continue with gymnastics.
Georgie spends her extra time visiting her grandmother and baking pies. Her grandmother gets a new roommate who happened to have danced with a world renown ballet company in Russia. Listening to her stories about dancing with Georgie's idol, has made Georgie even more determined to find a way to pay for her ballet lessons. Hilarity ensues with her money making schemes. As an adult, I could so see the outcome coming, but I can still remember my own early entrepreneurial attempts and I think Karen did a great job of capturing the gung ho spirit of determined pre-teens.
A great book for kids who are struggling with changes in their own lives and learning about perseverance.
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ebook & paperback (125 pages) published September 2013 by Grand Daisy Press
Read: August 2013
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