Allegra by Shelley Hrdlitschka

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Allegra wants to dance, but when her music-theory teacher insists she undertake a composition project with him, their collaboration brings unforeseen changes to both of their lives.

About Shelley Hrdlitschka

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Shelley Hrdlitschka discovered her love for children's literature while teaching school. She lives in North Vancouver, British Columbia, with her three daughters and an assortment of animals. When she's not writing, she can be found hiking, snowshoeing, practicing yoga or hidden away with a book and some good music. More information can be found at
Published April 1, 2013 by Orca Book Publishers. 280 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Children's Books.

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In Hrdlitschka’s absorbing exploration of contemporary teen life, aspiring dancer Allegra Whitford, daughter of two musicians, is allowed to focus on her passion by spending her senior year at a perfo

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Gr 8 Up—Allegra Whitford is thrilled to finally be at Deer Lake School for the Fine and Performing Arts. Although she is the daughter of two musicians (her dad plays in a popular band and her mom is an orchestra harpist), Allegra has her sights set on becoming a professional dancer. However, her ...

Jun 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Allegra

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