Sugar Plum Fairies is a book the will resonate with little kids of all ages. It is about a little girl named Alexandrea Petrakova Johnson. She does not want to be a beautiful ballerina, and she does not want to leave her friends in Apple Creek. However, her mother feels differently and moves them to Harlem and enrolls her at the Nutcracker (aff) School of Ballet. Once at the school, she gets picked as the the Sugar Plum Fairy in the school recital! She's a terrible dancer and has stage frights, so you will have to read the book to see how it ends! Having moved 8 times before I was in second grade, I call tell you that this story is believable. The illustrations are great too. They truly add to the story. This is the first book out of a series, and the author, Whoopi Goldberg, did a great job, because I want to read more! This book is great for anyone who has moved around a lot (or is going to) and really any kids that are just trying to fit in.
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