Rise of the undead redhead

by Dougherty, Meghan,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Fiction JF DOUGHERT Meghan
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  JF DOUGHERT Meghan
Northland Public Library Children's Paperbacks P/J DOU
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Paperbacks
Call Number  P/J DOU
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j DOUGHERTY
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  j DOUGHERTY

A fun, empowering series featuring an all-girls roller derby team, the challenges they must overcome, and the unique qualities each character has that helps lead to victory.

Dorothy Moore has never been outgoing. In fact, she's downright shy. So when she and her sister Sam are forced to move in with their pink-haired, hearse-driving grandma, Dorothy's not sure she can survive as the new kid in school. When she reaches into her gym bag to find her sweats replaced with a sequined spandex body suit courtesy of Grandma Sally, she's sure she won't.

Dorothy just wants to fit in at school, and learning how to skate from Grandma Sally seems like the wrong way to go. But meeting new friends Jade and Gigi--who save Dorothy from super embarrassment--makes all the difference, and Dorothy finds that skating in circles might be the path to happiness and adventure.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "What do you get when you mix a potentially haunted roller rink; a pink-haired, hearse-­driving grandma; and girl power? A new series: Dorothy's Derby Chronicles. In this first installment, gothic scenes, creepy language, and clandestine subplots, along with an eclectic roller-derby team, blend easily in a sincere tale of familial love, friendship, and tween crushes. Throughout, the story highlights how roller derby inspires protagonist Dorothy, BFFs Jade and Gigi, and the rest of the team to build confidence, learn individual and collaborative strengths, and, more significantly, discover that it's OK to be different. After all, Dorothy lives in a converted funeral home and has trouble not falling while off her skates, though according to Grandma Sally, Normal is overrated! Noting the diversity on her team, Dorothy observes that the players are different sizes and colors and ranged from conservative . . . to wild women. A motivational read that nicely kicks off a spunky new series.--Miller, Annie Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In Dougherty and Birnbach's debut, 11-year-old Dorothy and her younger sister have been sent to stay with their costume-wearing, fun-loving grandmother, who lives in a funeral home and has a warm heart beneath her nutty exterior. It turns out that Grandma was a roller derby queen in her day, a story that includes the mysterious death of a teammate who haunts Galactic Skate, the place Dorothy and her new friends begin training for their own roller derby team. They are coached by Grandma and assisted by Max, the cute worker who becomes Dorothy's crush. Meanwhile, the popular Pompoms tease the misfits on Dorothy's team, though lead mean girl Alex has secrets that set her apart. Birnbach's spot illustrations and comics sequences pepper the story, showcasing skating action and hinting at the characters' vivacious personalities. Speaking to the insecurities of middle school, parental abandonment, and the thrill of a crush, this first book in the Dorothy's Derby Chronicles series should easily drum up excitement among readers who aren't afraid to get their elbows bruised. Ages 9-up. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Series Dougherty, Meghan (Public relations consultant). Dorothy's derby chronicles ; #1.
Subjects Roller derby -- Juvenile fiction.
Roller skating -- Juvenile fiction.
Moving, Household -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Funeral homes -- Juvenile fiction.
Roller derby -- Fiction.
Roller skating -- Fiction.
Moving, Household -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Middle schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Funeral homes -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Publisher Naperville, Illinois :Sourcebooks Jabberwocky,2014
Contributors Windness, Karen, author.
Birnbach, Alece, illustrator.
Language English
Description 252 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
ISBN 9781402295355 (tp : alk. paper)
1402295359 (tp : alk. paper)
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