Starring Jules (as Herself)

Starring Jules (as Herself)

Book - 2013
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Lights! Camera! Action! A hilarious new chapter book series from a fabulous new talent!

Things to Know About Me
by Jules Bloom

1. I am a scrambled-eggs-and-chocolate-milk type person.

2. I have an audition for a TV commercial (which would be great if I were a tall-icy-drink type person.)

3. I am in between best friends right now.

4. I am worried that the audition will be a disaster. (See #1 and #3!)

Jules doesn't want to ruin THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME, and she's willing to turn to anyone for help - even her know-it-all ex-best friend! If only that lovely new girl in class would turn out to be the new best friend of her dreams, maybe, just maybe, Jules will be ready for her close-up . . .

Publisher: New York : Schoastic Inc., c2013
ISBN: 9780545443531
Branch Call Number: J FIC Ain
Characteristics: 145 p.

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Aug 31, 2015

I don't like this book that much. It's very weird.

violet_butterfly_5553 Jul 24, 2014

Jules wants to be a movie star like me and she also likes the color turquoise.Jules does not like the color orange like I do not the color orange.

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JCLChrisK Nov 27, 2013

Jules is mature and capable, a free-spirit, a spacey daydreamer, a bit of a tomboy, and an aspiring actress with pizzazz--the last according to a talent scout who overhears Jules' family at a cafe and asks her to audition for a commercial. Jules has many dimensions, which makes her an appealing character, perhaps the best being that she can draw attention to herself by being appealing rather than spoiled or bratty (unlike some of her literary peers). She has self-created problems, of course, worries and friendship issues, but nothing over-the-top and she has enough humility to see and admit when she is wrong.
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In fact, for a book this short, all of the characters--her parents, brother, teacher, and peers among them--are pleasantly complex, realistic, and appealing. It makes for an enjoyable quick read that many different young readers will relate to.
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My only quibble is that Jules seems a bit too mature, capable, and sophisticated for a seven-year-old; she seems more like she's nine or ten. And according to two different sources it is written at a fourth-grade reading level, a bit high for the target audience of a seven-year-old protagonist. It's not a huge issue, but something to be aware of.

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JCLChristiH Apr 16, 2014

JCLChristiH thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 9

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