Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The Girl With A Twirl by MJ Moon
Release Date: 11th May 2015
Publisher: Moon and Anchor
Genres: Children's / Humour / 9-13 years

Brimming with dry humour and a sprinkling of romance, this is the second sparkling novel by M J Moon.
Meet dance mad Mabel Storm, the girl who no boy would ever dance with in a million years – no make that a zillion years!

Mabel has serious boy problems.  The problem is she has no boy to dance with and the Search for a Star dance competition is fast approaching.  Mabel sets out on a mission to win.  But trouble strikes when her hapless parents and owners of Twinkle Toes dance school park her off to crochet obsessed Aunt Mathilda’s place at half-term.  Mabel´s chances of finding a boy sink to minus zero…or do they?
Mabel´s luck is about to change…

It turns out that there´s more to batty aunt Mathilda than meets the eye when she gives Mabel a pair of the rarest dance shoes on earth. Things get weirder when a mysterious dancer known only as the Silver Shadow arrives on the scene.  

Suddenly, Mabel is transformed from dancing disaster into a dancing diva as the pair wow audiences and judges with their slick moves.
But who is the Silver Shadow and why is he so desperate to dance with Mabel…?
Together, Mabel and the Silver Shadow win the Search for a Star regional finals and unwittingly win the attention of Mabel´s long-time crush and dancing heart-throb, Tino Ravioli, the country´s Latin dancing champion. When her dream comes true and he asks her to dance, Mabel runs off the dancefloor leaving one of her precious shoes behind.
An unexpected chance of romance arrives in true Cinderella style when Tino orders a search of dance schools across the land in order to find his mystery girl. 
Mabel has a dilemma: Does she dance with the secretive Silver Shadow and win the prestigious Search for a Star dancing competition or does she accept Tino´s offer to be his partner and become the envy of every girl in the country?
Find out what happens to dancing disaster area Mabel Storm – the girl with the twirl!


The Girl With A Twirl is a fun little book that is bound to keep all wannabe ballroom dancers twirling around the room with excitement. Mabel is a sourly sort of kid who feels she doesn't have too many positive things going for her. Like everyone else, she has embarrassing parents although Mabel is pretty sure that none are as bad as hers! She also needs a dance partner for a big upcoming dance competition but where on earth is she going to find one amongst a town full of oldies! Mabel thinks her life sucks! However, a trip to her auntie's house soon begins to unravel a lot of mysteries (a bit like auntie's crochet), and Mabel finds herself intrigued by the dance legend 'The Silver Shadow!' Who on earth is this mysterious whirlwind who sweeps Mabel off her feet...........literally! What a dancer! And, what secrets is her dear, sweet old Auntie hiding from her?

This great book is one that every young reader will love. Aimed specifically at young females with or without a passion for dancing and all things ballroom,  parents will have just as much fun reading this with their daughter. The book has lots of cringe-worthy moments for poor Mabel and lots of humour too. With a few life lessons thrown in too, such as 'Don't judge a book by its cover' this is an enjoyable book for the intended target audience. 

The Mermaids of Tamesis : : http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00W22PQEY


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About MJ Moon

In the wake of her previous incarnations as a one-time usherette in a local theatre, soft furnishings exporter, diplomat, professional Salsa instructor, Tarot reader and in the not so dim and distant past, a secondary school teacher of Spanish and business studies, Marion now teaches English in the oddball region of Almeria, Spain. 
When she isn´t writing, Marion enjoys hiking in the Andalusian hills, doing Zumba (don´t get the two confused!) and looking after her little family; her beautiful and curious baby Jorge and husband Jorge.
Her first published novel was The Mermaids of Tameis published by Troubador in April 2015. The Girl with a Twirl is her second published novel.

One Response so far.

  1. because i love a fab book and this one sounds terrific

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