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The Ellie McDoodle Diaries: Book 5
The Show Must Go On


HavePenWillTravel cover

One girl. One sketchbook. One whole-school production
and one very, very angry best friend.

When Ellie McDoodle signs up to help with her school's production of
The Wizard of Oz, she never expected it to be so much work! There are
sets to help paint, costumes to plan, and then there's casting. When
her best friend Mo gets cast as Wicked Witch--and not the coveted Dorothy--
Mo and Ellie have their first big fight. As the student director, Ellie should
have helped her get the starring role, right? Mo thinks so.
Skip with Ellie through her first big drama production at school. Just like
the main characters in Oz, Ellie and her friends will find
courage, heart, brains, and that there's no place like home!

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)."
--Kirkus Reviews


Price: $ 12.99 US
Reading level: Ages 7-12
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 "
Publisher: Bloomsbury Books for Young Readers
Reviews: Lots of great ones
Release date: May 1, 2013
ISBN-10: 1619630591
ISBN-13: 978-1619630598

Quick facts:
Ellie McDoodle book 1 was born: May 2007
Genre: highly-illustrated middle-grade novel
What that means: art on every page
Number of pages in the story: 176
Number of pictures: Zillions!
Number of references to The Wizard of Oz and
its many influences: Kajillions!

Ellie McDoodle


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.

EllieGribouilleFRbigfull  EllyePennyITmed   Ellie Chinese translation  Ellie McDoodle, Brazil translation

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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