Fifteen-year-old Natalie is obsessed with ballet and plans to spend the entire summer in dance class with her two best friends. But when her mom gets a job out of town, Natalie gets shipped off to stay with cousins she barely knows.
Natalie is thrilled when her cousins invite her to join them at the local dance studio. But it turns out it’s not a ballet class; it’s Irish dance. Skeptical at first, Natalie is surprised to learn she really enjoys the new dance style and agrees to take part in an upcoming competition. But this new passion could result in Natalie having to leave her ballet dreams behind.
Title: Slip Jig Summer
Author Name: Elizabeth J.M. Walker
Genre(s)/Age: Dance, Hi-Lo, Recommended for readers 11-14
Themes: Irish dancing, Celtic tradition, ballet, trying new things, determination, passion, competition
Fry Reading Level: 4.3
Length: Approx. 128 pages
Release Date: March 27, 2018
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers, Orca Limelights
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Paperbacks are also available at Juniper Books (1990 Ottawa Street, Windsor, ON).