HOW TO STAGE A CATASTROPHE
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How to Stage a Catastrophe
Agent: Molly Ker Hawn
Capstone, January 2018. World English.
An American Booksellers Association “Indies Introduce” Selection
A modern-day Noel Streatfeild story with the offbeat wit and warmth of a Jack Gantos novel.
Sidney Camazzola dreams of being a famous director, but for now he’s happy working backstage at the Juicebox Children's Theatre. When the Juicebox is threatened with closure, Sidney and his best friend come up with a brilliant plan to save it…that is, if you can call extortion a brilliant idea.
With a riotous cast of family, neighbors, and the talented, squabbling Juicebox kids, the boys' crazy scheme is the production Sidney was born to direct. But can they pull it off, save the Juicebox, and give their masterpiece the happy ending it deserves?
“Sid's first-person, fourth-wall-breaking narration, full of amusing similes and asides, carries the day. Conspiratorial theatrics and all-around good fun.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Full of quirky fun . . . An ideal introduction for budding thespians.” —Booklist
More about Rebecca Donnelly:
Rebecca Donnelly is a librarian and writer who lives in upstate New York. HOW TO STAGE A CATASTROPHE is her first book.