Lola Levine and the ballet scheme

Monica Brown, 1969-

Book - 2016

"A new girl has joined Lola Levine's second-grade class. When they get off on the wrong foot, they are forced to spend time together...and learn they have more in common than they thought"--

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Series
Lola Levine ; 3
Subjects
Published
New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company 2016.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
82 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN
9780316258449
031625844X
Main Author
Monica Brown, 1969- (author)
Other Authors
Angela Dominguez (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

High-energy Lola Levine is back in a story that pits her against a dancer as passionate and opinionated about ballet as Lola is about soccer. Lola's tendency to speak without a filter rubs new girl Bella Benitez the wrong way, and their relationship is immediately antagonistic. A classroom mishap results in a visit to the principal's office, where their mothers declare that the two girls might benefit from walking in each other's shoes—or cleats. So Bella tries soccer, and Lola tries ballet, and the end result is eye-opening for both girls. A secondary story line involving Spirit Week allows the girls a chance to celebrate where their interests intersect while highlighting their own unique tastes. Diary entries bookend the story, and grayscale illustrations make this an attractive choice for early chapter-book fans. Readers already familiar with Lola will be happy for a return visit, while newcomers—like Bella—will learn to appreciate her vim and charm. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"A new girl has joined Lola Levine's second-grade class. When they get off on the wrong foot, they are forced to spend time together...and learn they have more in common than they thought"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A conclusion to the popular trilogy that includes Lola Levine: Drama Queen finds second-grader Lola clashing with Bella, a ballet-loving, annoyingly pink-clad newcomer, before learning that ballet is every bit as challenging as soccer. Co-written by the award-winning author of Waiting for the Biblioburro. Simultaneous eBook. 20,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Second-grader Lola clashes with Bella, a ballet-loving, pink-clad newcomer, before learning that ballet is every bit as challenging as soccer.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

When new classmate Bella, a ballet dancer, walks into Lola's class at Northland Elementary, all Lola can see is pink everywhere--pink ribbons, a pink sweatshirt, and pink tennis shoes. Yuck! Pink is Lola's least favorite color. Plus, Ballet isn't nearly as hard as soccer, is it?Lola and Bella can't seem to stop squabbling. But when a mishap during class lands them in Principal Blot's office, Lola's mom comes up with a scheme--a ballet scheme--that just might make these classroom rivals realize that ballerinas and soccer players have more in common than they ever thought possible. But is it too late for Lola to make a new friend?