Go Girl! #2: The Worst Gymnast

Go Girl! (Volume 2)

Thalia Kalkipsakis; Illustrated by Ash Oswald

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DREAM BIG!  Gemma loves gymnastics.  But she’s just had the worst class EVER, and her coach isn’t happy.  Is Gemma’s life as a gymnast over?  Or will her clever plan keep her on the team?

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Gemma stood at the start of the runway, ready to run. She pictured a handspring in her mind—legs together, butt tucked in . . . up and over the vault. But she didn’t run yet. She was waiting for Michael to nod his head.

            Michael was Gemma’s gymnastics coach. He kicked a safety mat into place, then stood next to the vault, ready to help Gemma over.

            Finally, Michael nodded his head.


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Praise for Go Girl! #2: The Worst Gymnast

Praise for Go Girl!:

“. . . simple in language and story structure, making them accessible to young readers who are making their first foray into chapter books and good choices for reluctant readers.” —School Library Journal

“The characters are likeable and believable—people you hope your own girls might take as friends.” —Fort Worth Star-Telegram 

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About the Author

Thalia Kalkipsakis; Illustrated by Ash Oswald

Thalia Kalkipsakis is the author of several books in the Go Girl! series, including Sister Spirit, Dancing Queen and Basketball Blues. She has also written a nonfiction book, It’s True! Sleep Makes You Smarter! Her books have been translated in many languages and sold around the world. Kalkipsakis grew up on a farm on the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia, and used to escape into the bush to explore. Her biggest passion has always been writing, but she has also been a dancer and edited websites and travel guides. She now lives in north-eastern Victoria with her husband and two children and a black cat named Bindi.

Thalia Kalkipsakis
Ash Oswald


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Go Girl! #2: The Worst Gymnast
Thalia Kalkipsakis; Illustrated by Ash Oswald

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
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August 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312346423
ISBN10: 0312346425
Chapter Book
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 96 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 7 to 9
Grade Range: 2 to 4 Information for Librarians

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F&P Level A-Z: L


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