Epatha knows she’s the perfect pick for the lead in the new Sugar Plum ballet. But her dream role isn’t as fabulosa as she imagined. When she tries to spice up the choreography with her free-spirited style it’s up to the rest of the Sugar Plum Ballerinas to keep Epatha’s toes in line. Will Epatha listen to her friends or can she convince the other ballerinas that her way is the best? The sixth and final book in the Sugar Plum Ballerina series is as full of fun, mischief, and friendship as ever!
Jessica is worse than worried when she learns that the Nutcracker School of Ballet might lose its lease! Life just wouldn’t be the same without the ballet classes she shares with her Sugar Plum sisters. Her problems mount when she rescues an adorable stray kitty on her way home from class. The animal shelters can’t take the cat for weeks, so Jessica hopes the cat can live at the Nutcracker School in the meantime. But the school is already in trouble, and a cat could be just what the landlord needs to bring down the curtain on the ballerinas—permanently.
Terrel is always in charge, whether she’s making lists for grocery shopping (her favorite hobby, AFTER ballet), keeping her brothers in line, or organizing father-daughter time in with her dad. Lately, though, her dad’s been acting a little strange–wearing new clothes and way too much aftershave. Things get even weirder when he surprises Terrel with his new girlfriend during a night out at the ballet – a night that was supposed to be father-daughter time. What’s more, his “date” brought her niece along. A niece who turns out to be Terrel’s ballerina nemesis, Tiara Girl! With some Sugar Plum help, Terrel takes charge of breaking up her father’s new relationship.
Perfectionistic Jerzey Mae desperately wants to be a ballet dancer. But she’s frustrated by her own lack of talent–and by her friends’ jokes about her terrible dancing. Things get even worse when her little brother Mason attends her ballet class, totally embarrassing Jerzey in front of her prima ballerina idol, Miss Camilla Freeman. When Jerzey learns that Miss Camilla will be attending their recital, she’s determined not to make a fool of herself again. But her efforts to learn her dance are continually thwarted–until she finds help in a very unexpected place.
A ballet slipper-ey slope Brenda Black prides herself on her logical and orderly mind. She studies anatomy books to get a twelve-year head start on medical school, and idolizes genius Leonardo da Vinci. But things go haywire when her spoiled cousin Tiffany comes to visit. At first Brenda tries to ignore Tiffany’s constant bragging. But when Tiffany implies that Brenda is not cultured enough to know who Miss Camilla Freeman is–Miss Camilla Freeman, the very famous prima ballerina–Brenda snaps. She tells Tiffany that not only does she know who Camilla Freeman is, but she happens to own an autographed pair of her toeshoes. So of course, Tiffany wants to see the shoes. The only problem? The shoes belong to Ms. Debbé, the headmistress of the Nutcracker School! Brenda’s anatomy books might get her into medical school, but they can’t get her out of this mess–for that, she’ll need the help of her Sugar Plum Sisters!
Alexandrea Petrakova Johnson does not want to be a beautiful ballerina, and she does not want to leave her friends in Apple Creek. Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop her ballet-crazy mother from moving them to Harlem, or from enrolling Al at the Nutcracker School of Ballet. Life is hard when you’re the new ballerina on the block, and it’s even harder when you’re chosen to be the Sugar Plum Fairy in the school recital! Not only is Al a terrible dancer, but she’s also got a rotten case of stage fright! Al’s ballet classmates are going to have to use all the plum power they’ve got to coach this scary fairy!