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Eliza Bing Is (Not) a Star

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Eliza Bing Is (Not) a Star

by Carmella Van Vleet
Hardcover | Pages : 256
Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | USD $15.99
ISBN: 9780823440245 | Pub Date: 2018-09-25

Grade: | Age: 8 to 12
Other Editions: Ebook

About the Book

This is a funny and heartfelt companion to Eliza Bing Is (NOT) a Big, Fat Quitter, which was nominated for four state awards and won the Christopher Award. Eliza Bing survived tae kwon do—and earned her yellow belt—when her whole family expected her to quit. But can she get through the sixth grade? Eliza's ADHD tends to complicate things, and an embarrassing science lab mishap has already made her a laughingstock. So when Eliza befriends confident, stage-obsessed Annie, she'll do anything to keep their friendship alive . . . even try out for the school play. Then Eliza lands a role in the production and discovers she has a flair for comedy, stirring up some unfortunate jealousy that tests her relationship with Annie. The spotlight isn't worth it if she can't share it with a friend! Eliza must make things right, using the patience and discipline she studies at the dojang, and perhaps a few playful tips she's picked up from the theater.


"Most kids will recognize themselves in Eliza’s insecurities and will applaud as she strives to control circumstances that aren’t always within her power to control . . . light, accessible realism."—School Library Journal

"As a first-person narrator, Eliza is endearing and authentic; one looks forward to her ongoing adventures in growing up. Eliza Bing is a star on the rise."—Kirkus Reviews