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The Marvelous, Amazing, Pig-Tastic Gracie LaRoo!
The Marvelous, Amazing, Pig-Tastic Gracie LaRoo!
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Gracie LaRoo

The Marvelous, Amazing, Pig-Tastic Gracie LaRoo!

Gracie LaRoo is a synchronized swimming pig extraordinaire! Follow Gracie as she shoots for the gold medal; uses her dazzling moves in a Piggywood movie; visits her old school and shows her former coach just how hard synchronized swimming can be; and captivates a cruise ship audience with her signature spins. This easy-to-read, beautifully illustrated chapter book by seasoned author Marsha Qualey will make new readers squeal with delight as they learn about the marvelous, the amazing, the pig-tastic Gracie LaRoo!

PublisherPicture Window Books
BrandGracie LaRoo
Age Level5-7 Years
Reading LevelGrades 1-2
GenreSports Fiction
Trim Size5 3/4 x 7 1/2
Page Count128
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School Library Journal - Heidi Grange, Summit Elementary School, Smithfield, UT

"Gracie proves that courage and confidence can help one face life’s challenges. The bright, colorful illustrations break up the text nicely and make the stories quite appealing. Each chapter is four to five pages long, which will help new readers build confidence. For general purchase where upbeat and charmingly illustrated early chapter books are needed." - School Library Journal

February 1, 2018

Booklist - Julia Smith

"What’s more charming than a story about a synchronized-swimming pig? Four stories! This darling collection for early readers stars Gracie LaRoo, a young water ballet star, as she performs in four very different venues. . . .Each story is divided into four chapters and winsomely illustrated with full-page and spot artwork that favors aqua and peachy pinks. In each, Gracie overcomes an obstacle and stays happily true to herself. The agreeable tales and reader-friendly layout make this well suited to independent readers ready to dive into chapter books." - Booklist

February 15, 2018

Kirkus Reviews

"Qualey's easily read, short tales for those just attempting chapters will satisfy. . . .The stories exude girl power, however, since the tales are full of confident female…pigs. Litten's colored-pencil illustrations grace nearly every page and match the text in tone and energy. This piggie will find her followers among the graduates of Peppa Pig and the like." - Kirkus Reviews

February 15, 2018


The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books - MK

"STARRED REVIEW! ...this book is a comforting welcome to readers venturing into early chapter books. Interspersed illustrations feature soft sketchy lines drawn with gentle shades of turquoise and piggy-peach, while the wardrobe choices of Gracie and her companions are sure to catch the attention of fashion-forward kids. . . .Whether readers start front to back, or read chapters in any order they please, they’ll delight in Gracie’s many talents, connect with her self-doubts and uncertainties, and revel in the adventures of Gracie LaRoo." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

March 1, 2018

Marsha Qualey

Marsha Qualey

Marsha Qualey is the author of many books for readers young and old. Though she learned to swim when she was very young, she says she has never tried any of the moves and spins Gracie does so well.

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