Monday, November 19, 2018

Check out This Debut Middle Grade Novel from Broadway Child Actress, Jenna Gavigan, "Lulu the Broadway Mouse," Available Now - Makes a Great Stocking Stuffer! (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

(Also available in Kindle and Audiobook formats)

My girls are all about the Nutcracker and mice, thanks to different holiday books and movies they have been enjoying lately.  So, when I received a new middle grade novel the other day in the mail, which was a debut novel from Jenna Gavigan, I knew two girls who love to sit down and read it with me.

This book is about a little mouse, Lulu, who has big dreams.  She lives in Shubert Theatre and wishes to one day perform on the very stage she looks down on each and every day.  But, I bet you have never seen a real mouse performing on Broadway, right?  Well, that doesn't stop this determined mouse who loves to dance and sing.  

Follow along in this middle grade novel, as you meet Lulu and follow her journey as she tries to make her dreams come true and perform on Broadway one day.   Does her dream come true, you ask?  I am not going to spoil the will just have to pick up this chapter book for your child, so they can find out for themselves.

My girls and I really enjoyed this page turner, and found it hard to put it down.  We ended up reading all 242 pages over the course of two days. When you get to the end of the book, Lulu the Mouse will share recommendations for your next visit to NYC and Broadway.  There are so many great tips, including food ideas and additional places to take in while in the Big Apple.  We will be bringing our girls to their first Broadway show this winter, along with a day trip to NYC, so will definitely be using some of Lulu's recommendations while in NYC. :-)

This book would make a great stocking stuffer for a tween/teen or child who is reading at a middle grade level.  Like I said, once you start reading this book, it will be hard to put down. And, my girls are still talking about it, and want to read it again soon. :-)

More about this book:

" Lulu is a little girl with a very big dream: she wants to be on Broadway. She wants it more than anything in the world. As it happens, she lives in Broadway’s Shubert Theatre; so achieving her dream shouldn’t be too tricky, right? Wrong. Because the thing about Lulu? She’s a little girl mouse.

When a human girl named Jayne joins the cast of the show at the Shubert as an understudy, Lulu becomes Jayne’s guide through the world of her theatre and its wonderfully kooky cast and crew. Together, Jayne and Lulu learn that sometimes dreams turn out differently than we imagined; sometimes they come with terms and conditions (aka the company mean girl, Amanda). But sometimes, just when we’ve given up all hope, bigger and better dreams than we’d ever thought could come true, do."
About the Author:

Jenna Gavigan, a fourth generation New Yorker, grew up dreaming of Broadway. At age sixteen she made her Broadway debut in Gypsy, opposite Bernadette Peters. Since then she's appeared in a half-dozen films, on more than a dozen television shows, and on east and west coast stages, most recently Off-Broadway in the world premiere of Straight. Jenna graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Creative Writing, where she focused on fiction, television, and screenwriting. She lives in a teeny tiny Manhattan apartment with her husband, Kevin. This is her first novel.

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. This looks like a nice little books for kids. This would be either fun to read to them or have them read on their own.
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