Marty McGuire

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/1/2011
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

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A fun, accessible chapter-book debut from an exciting new talent--simultaneous hardcover-paperback launch!Marty McGuire would rather spend recess catching frogs in the pond than playing dress-up with the other girls in third grade. So when her teacher casts Marty as the princess in the class play, Marty's absolutely, positively sure that there's been a huge mistake. But after a special lesson in the art of improvisation, Marty comes up with her OWN plan to IMPROVE the play: Why use stuffed-animal frog onstage when a live one would be so much better? In the end, Marty's one-of-a-kind performance makes for an unforgettable show. Maybe Marty CAN live happily ever after, after all!

Author Biography

Kate Messner grew up in a small town in western New York. After studying journalism and working as a television reporter, she became a middle-school English teacher. Her first novel, The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z, was published to great acclaim in 2009. Kate lives in Plattsburgh, NY, and you can find her online at www.katemessner.com.


From Marty McGuire

That nice Mrs. Lramer lied to me about the third grade.

On the last day of school, she gave us cupcakes with sprinkles and little beach umbrellas and said have a super—duper summer and she'd wave to us in the hallway next year. She said third grade would be even more fun than second grade. She said we'd read bigger books and keep our old friends and make new ones and even get to be in the school play.

None of it is true. Because Veronica Grace Smithers has stolen my best friend and taken over recess.

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