Ballerina Weather Girl
(Formerly titled Fiona Finkelstein, Big-Time Ballerina!)
In this first book of the series, nine-year-old Fiona has a chance to become a big-time ballerina—to dance on a real stage with a real curtain—and the only thing standing in her way is a flat out awful case of stage fright.
Aladdin/Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 176 pages
“Stout gives her heroine’s story an abundance of gentle humor and friendship…middle grade girls who dream of dancing on stage in sparkling costumes will happily embrace Fiona and her adventures.” – Kirkus
“Fiona is an enjoyable, lively character, and Stout’s peppy, engaging narrative relates her challenges and successes with humor and sympathy…readers will appreciate Fiona’s experiences, and the abundant ballet details will appeal to aspiring dancers.” — Booklist