Don't Break the Balance Beam!

by Gunderson, Jessica

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Summary
Kenzie's super strength makes her a super tumbler. But it causes all sorts of problems on the balance beam. When she doesn't control her strength, she falls off or even worse. If she doesn't learn to control her strength soon, all of her teammates will be laughing and saying one thing: don't break the balance beam!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Jessica attends a special school for gifted athletes. Her particular ability lies in her super strength: her leg power allows her to fly into the air when she does flips, handsprings, and cartwheels. Her problem is controlling her strength, and she is horribly embarrassed in front of a big audience when she pushes off so hard into a back handspring that she breaks the balance beam. Her teammates jeer at her, except for her cheerleader friend, who remembers when she jumped so high in a pep rally that she got stuck in the basketball hoop. In a predictable close, Jessica works hard and triumphs at last. Told in brief chapters with spacious type, the drama of being humiliated will grab the clumsy as well as the athletic. The drawings on every page feature exaggerated characters with big, cartoonish eyes, and they capture both the incredible physical feats and the inner turmoil with subtle body language. An accessible entry in the new Sports Illustrated Kids: Victory School Superstars series.--Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Publisher Capstone2010
Language English
ISBN 9781434229380