Each book is clearly written using simple sentences and familiar vocabulary. Brilliant color photos, fascinating sidebars, and user-friendly fact boxes, charts, and tables highlight key information in the text.Lights! Camera! Action! Get your backstage pass to the world of popular entertainment -- from The Simpsons to CNN to MTV -- in this exciting series that goes behind the scenes, introduces readers to cast and crew, and even teaches them how to talk shop like pros!
Dulcie never considered herself a player. But when her friends drag her to a new local theatre company that is updating Ovid with a disco version of The Metamorphosis the grad student finds herself in the front row of a murder. This could be the end of the struggling company, which is also plagued by money woes and romantic rivalries. But was jealousy the reason the performer was stabbed? Or are there darker secrets behind the scenes? And what role does Gus, the troupe's feline mascot, play? As the classics get mangled, Dulcie must untangle the truth before she also gets caught up in deadly illusion.
Ash and Keri are visiting an art gallery, but they soon notice something strange about one of the paintings. What has happened to it? Read a story and a play about Ash and Keri in the art gallery, practise a poem about a person in a painting and learn about some famous fakes! Stage 8A Reading age: 9 - 9 1/2 years Actual age: 9-11