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Drat! We're Rats!

Drat We re Rats Five young girls are thrust into the Deerfield Ballet s holiday production of The Nutcracker with only one thing in common they don t want to be there McGee s busy with her ice hockey team Zan would r

  • Title: Drat! We're Rats!
  • Author: Jahnna N. Malcolm
  • ISBN: 9780970016409
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Paperback
  • Five young girls are thrust into the Deerfield Ballet s holiday production of The Nutcracker with only one thing in common they don t want to be there McGee s busy with her ice hockey team Zan would rather be reading a good mystery Mary Bubnik is a total klutz Gwen prefers Twinkies to plies And Rocky is just too cool for pink tights How could their mothers possiblyFive young girls are thrust into the Deerfield Ballet s holiday production of The Nutcracker with only one thing in common they don t want to be there McGee s busy with her ice hockey team Zan would rather be reading a good mystery Mary Bubnik is a total klutz Gwen prefers Twinkies to plies And Rocky is just too cool for pink tights How could their mothers possibly think ballet is good for them Cast as the Rats and labeled losers by the serious ballerinas the Bunheads , in desperation the girls turn to each other, especially after the Bunheads lock the Rats out of the theater Can they triumph over all the odds and pull off a real ballet in front of an expectant audience This comic tale of preteen misfits is a wise tribute to the power of friendship and the pleasure of being yourself.

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    About "Jahnna N. Malcolm"

    1. Jahnna N. Malcolm

      Jahnna N Malcolm is the pen name for husband and wife team Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner Together they ve written four musicals, two movies, three CD ROM games, and nearly one hundred books, including the popular series The Jewel Kingdom They met in the theater and were married on the stage using Marlowe s famous love letter from The Passionate Shepherd to His Love as their wedding vows.

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    1. I read this series as a child and remember not being able to put it down. A group of awkward, misfit girls trying out for the Nutcracker? Perfect for my late bloomer, pre-teen self! After rereading as an adult, I can still see the draw. Silly, childish problems and feuds that seem like the end of the world, when really a little common sense and common ground is all it takes to set things right again. A time when your girlfriends were the most important people in the world and an argument with on [...]


    2. oh my GOD i remember this book so clearly, it's insane how quickly it came back to me just upon seeing the cover. as a kid who did ballet and was always the fat outcast of whatever class i was in, this book spoke to young me on a deep level. i have no idea how it would hold up 25 years later, but i loved it to death at the time.


    3. I went to a book fair for my 2 youngest sisters' school district recently and walked out with a plastic bag full of old-school goodies. But the ones I was most excited about were these ballet books. When I saw the cover for the first one, I immediately said "Oh my gosh! I remember these!!" I had completely forgotten about them, so it was a pleasant surprise. Have you ever had a book moment like that? You pick one up and the cover triggers a memory and you can remember everything about that momen [...]


    4. Somehow, as an elementary school reader and dancer in the late 80s, I missed this series when it came out. Of course, after I heard about it, I had to go back and read it.This first book wasn't bad. At first the book seemed cute: a group of 5 misfit "ballerinas" are forced by their mothers to try out for a local performance of The Nutcracker. After a while, though, I thought I wouldn't like the book--it was just too much like every other 8-11-year-old reader series (The Babysitters Club, etc.)-- [...]


    5. First in the series. I read what books of these I could find because I enjoyed ballet stories, but they were never my favourites. Give me Drina any day!


    6. Wow, this is another reminder of the past. So wish I still had all my young adult books :(


    7. I can't remember which ones I did and didn't read, so I'm just adding the first one, but I LOVED this series. I remember wishing there were more of them.


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