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Pull out all the stops!

By: McCaughrean, Geraldine

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0192789961 / 9780192789969
Out of print
20 cm 254 p. : 1 ill.
Children's (6-12)  Learn More
Quiz No: 220161, Points 11.00, Book Level 6.70,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: 2010.

There isn't much drama in Olive Town. The highlights of Cissy Sissney's days are the letters from her old schoolteacher, Miss Loucien, describing her adventures on board an old showboat with the Bright Lights Theatre Company.

If only life were full of such adventure for Cissy, too.

But then diphtheria breaks out in Olive Town, a silo crushes Cissy's home, and Miss May March agrees to take Cissy and classmates, Kookie and Tibbie, to stay with Miss Loucien until Olive town is safe again. The ramshackle crew on board the Sunshine Queen sail along the shoals and shimmer of the Numchuck River, performing plays for the towns scattered along the shore.

But sometimes, on the treacherous Missouri River, danger levels rise too high even for the resourceful Bright Lights.

Then only the bravest, and grandest, in the land can hope to keep the final curtain from falling. The award-winning author, Geraldine McCaughrean, captures the spirit of adventure and the power of imagination in this rip-roaring read.


4KHJ For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, YFC Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)

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