Annabel the Actress Starring In by Ellen Conford
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Mystery, suspense, and a slobbering dog named Binky?

When Annabel the Actress is offered a part in a mystery play, she can't wait to prove her true acting ability in front of a grown-up audience.

But fighting off a drooly canine costar, wearing embarrassing pink bunny pajamas for a costume, and then coping with the obnoxious pranks of the most annoying boy at school isn't exactly what Annabel had in mind when she dreamed of making her theatrical debut.

Readers will cheer Annabel the Actress on as she conquers the stage in this third sidesplitting book of the Annabel series.


About Ellen Conford

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Ellen Conford is one of the most popular authors of contemporary novels for preteens and teen readers. Her previous books include the Jenny Archer series, Felicia the Critic, The Frog Princess of Pelham, and A Night to Remember. She lives in Great Neck, New York.
Published July 1, 2002 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 96 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Ever game, Annabel comforts herself with the notion that her favorite star, Winona McCall, had to deal with wild rhinoceroses and leopards in her last movie, while she just has “to work with a huge dog the size of a Jeep.” Aptly illustrated by Andriani’s droll black-and-white drawings, the humor ...

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Conford’s (Crush, 1999, etc.) wit twinkles in her delightful new chapter book that chronicles the return of Annabel, the aspiring actress who is about to get her “Big Break.” “I’ve been waiting to be discovered for years,” the ten-year-old tells the director of Day After Doom, a television movie ...

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Conford's (the Jenny Archer series) fast-paced and funny first installment of a chapter-book series introduces an appealing thespian, Annabel, whose first paid job requires her to play a gorilla for a children's birthday party.

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