The Girl with a Twirl
Genre: humour for children aged 9-13
Release Date: 11th May 2015
Brimming with dry humour and a sprinkling of romance, this is the second sparkling novel by M J Moon.
Meet dance mad Mabel Storm, the girl who no boy would ever dance with in a million years – no make that a zillion years!
Mabel has serious boy problems. The problem is she has no boy to dance with and the Search for a Star dance competition is fast approaching. Mabel sets out on a mission to win. But trouble strikes when her hapless parents and owners of Twinkle Toes dance school park her off to crochet obsessed Aunt Mathilda’s place at half-term. Mabel´s chances of finding a boy sink to minus zero…or do they?
Mabel´s luck is about to change…
It turns out that there´s more to batty aunt Mathilda than meets the eye when she gives Mabel a pair of the rarest dance shoes on earth. Things get weirder when a mysterious dancer known only as the Silver Shadow arrives on the scene.
Suddenly, Mabel is transformed from dancing disaster into a dancing diva as the pair wow audiences and judges with their slick moves.
But who is the Silver Shadow and why is he so desperate to dance with Mabel…?
Together, Mabel and the Silver Shadow win the Search for a Star regional finals and unwittingly win the attention of Mabel´s long-time crush and dancing heart-throb, Tino Ravioli, the country´s Latin dancing champion. When her dream comes true and he asks her to dance, Mabel runs off the dancefloor leaving one of her precious shoes behind.
An unexpected chance of romance arrives in true Cinderella style when Tino orders a search of dance schools across the land in order to find his mystery girl.
Mabel has a dilemma:
Does she dance with the secretive Silver Shadow and win the prestigious Search for a Star dancing competition or does she accept Tino´s offer to be his partner and become the envy of every girl in the country?
Find out what happens to dancing disaster area Mabel Storm – the girl with the twirl!
The Mermaids of Tamesis : : http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00W22PQEY
The Girl with a Twirl: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00XICCMGC
From zero to hero to… well, if you want to find out more, you’ll have to read the book. Mabel loves ballroom dancing… but can’t find a partner. She wants to compete in and win the most prestigious contest in the UK. Now the fun starts.
Mabel has the typical worries that go along with being a teenager. The author deals with these in a believable and sympathetic manner making the pages fly past.
I would have liked to discover Mabel’s age much earlier in the book than I did not being completely familiar with the UK school system.
This fun-filled book will appeal to readers in the middle-grade to Young Adult age group – especially girls.
About MJ Moon
In the wake of her previous incarnations as a one-time usherette in a local theatre, soft furnishings exporter, diplomat, professional Salsa instructor, Tarot reader and in the not so dim and distant past, a secondary school teacher of Spanish and business studies, Marion now teaches English in the oddball region of Almeria, Spain.
When she isn´t writing, Marion enjoys hiking in the Andalusian hills, doing Zumba (don´t get the two confused!) and looking after her little family; her beautiful and curious baby Jorge and husband Jorge.
Her first published novel was The Mermaids of Tameis published by Troubador in April 2015. The Girl with a Twirl is her second published novel.
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