The Ellie McDoodle Diaries: Book 4
Most Valuable Player
One girl. One sketchbook.
One valuable player on the team:
Can it possibly be Ellie? She isn't good at soccer!
Poor Ellie. When her best friend, Mo, suggests they try out for soccer together,
Ellie isn't convinced she's the athletic type. And sure enough, Ellie
can't seem to get her head (or her feet) around the game, even with
her dad's coaching. The truth is, Ellie would much rather be doing brain-bending
puzzles with her school's Journey of the Mind club. But when both teams
have a tournament on the same day, the race is on to see whether Ellie
can be in two places at once and help her teammates bring home a win--
on and off the field!
What the reviewers say:
"A quick read with a lot of heart."
-- Becky's Book Reviews
"I am always on the lookout for great books to serve as models
for kids' own writers' notebooks. This is one I'll add to my collection."
-- A Year of Reading Blog
"Part journal, part graphic novel, all fun (with echoes
of Harriet the Spy)."
Price: $ 12.95 US
Reading level: Ages 7-12
Book size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 "
Reviews: Lots of great ones
Series: The Ellie McDoodle Diaries
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens;
Reissue edition (May 28, 2013)
Ellie McDoodle book 1 was born:
highly-illustrated middle-grade novel
What that means:
art on every page
Number of pages:
176 of story plus extras!
Number of pictures: Zillions!
Number of sports: Lots, including Ben-Ben Ball!
Number of games and
You will be surprised!
The Ellie McDoodle Diaries are found in 8 languages around the world,
sometimes with a very different title and cover. Ellie's name even changes!
Here are Ellie books from France, Italy, China, and Brazil.
BUY the Ellie McDoodle books at your favorite local independent bookstore.
Or buy it from my local indie store here: http://tinyurl.com/schulerbooks
(shipping’s just $1 per book!)
Ellie is also available at: http://www.powells.com , http://www.barnesandnoble.com ,
http://www.walmart.com/ , http://amazon.com ,
and many fine bookstores across the country and online.
And it’s at several airport bookstores, too -- ask for it!
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