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Shawn K. Stout

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Shawn K. Stout is the author of the Not-So-Ordinary Girl series as well as the middle grade series Penelope Crumb. Stout has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Maryland with her husband, baby daughter, and two ancient dogs.
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Shawn K. Stout is the author of the Not-So-Ordinary Girl series as well as the middle grade series Penelope Crumb. Stout has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Maryland with her husband, baby daughter, and two ancient dogs.
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  • Fiona Finkelstein Meets Her Match!!

    Fiona Finkelstein Meets Her Match!!
    In addition to ballet, Fiona is out to prove she has other talents. Such as . . . match-making. She sets out to start a club with her friends and classmates to pair teachers and friends together-- but in the end, learns that she is much better at match-BREAKING.

    Fiona Finkelstein, Big-Time Ballerina!!

    Fiona Finkelstein, Big-Time Ballerina!!
    Fiona Finkelstein was born to be a ballerina—if she can get over her stage fright, that is. The first in the feisty and endearing Not-So-Ordinary Girl trilogy. More than catching fireflies, more than eating triple–hot fudge sundaes, and even more than waking up on the first day of summer vacation, Fiona Finkelstein wants to become a ballerina. There’s just one problem: In her last recital, she starred as the unforgettable Fiona VOMITstein—her “performance” went all over the stage, and all over Benevolence Castles’s cancan costume. Can Fiona overcome her fears and blossom as a big-time ballerina in The Nutcracker, even in a snowstorm? Or will she be the only person in her family to have the flat-out worst case of stage fright ever? Originally published as Fiona Finkelstein, Big-Time Ballerina!!.

    Don't Chicken Out

    Don't Chicken Out
    Fiona lands herself in a fairground fluster in this conclusion to the mischievous and charming Not-So-Ordinary Girl trilogy. Fiona is tired of hearing “no” from everyone. Especially when it is followed by: “You’re not old enough.” Can she go all the way to California by herself to visit her mom? “Not on your life,” says Dad. Can she do something more exciting than handing out maps at the Great Ordinary Fair along with the rest of Mr. Bland’s class? “Not until next year, when you’re in fifth grade,” answers Mr. Bland. Fiona sets out to prove that she is, in fact, old enough to do things on her own—and ends up babysitting chickens in the fair’s poultry pavilion. It’s not easy being trustworthy and mature, especially when nobody is paying attention. But when the feathers start to fly at the Great Ordinary Fair, Fiona sticks her neck out for a new friend (and a bunch of chickens) and learns a few things about herself and what it means to take responsibility, even when things go really wrong.

    Miss Matched

    Miss Matched
    Fiona Finkelstein tries her hand at making matches in this second book of the lively and lovable Not-So-Ordinary Girl trilogy. Fiona has proved herself as a ballerina, but she’s got other talents as well. Such as…matchmaking? Maybe. She sets out to start a club with her friends and classmates to pair people with things and activities they might enjoy, but the results aren’t quite what she hoped for. It turns out Fiona is much better at match-BREAKING… Originally published as Fiona Finkelstein Meets Her Match!!.

  • Ballerina Weather Girl

    Ballerina Weather Girl
    Fiona Finkelstein was born to be a ballerina—if she can get over her stage fright, that is. The first in the feisty and endearing Not-So-Ordinary Girl trilogy. More than catching fireflies, more than eating triple–hot fudge sundaes, and even more than waking up on the first day of summer vacation, Fiona Finkelstein wants to become a ballerina. There’s just one problem: In her last recital, she starred as the unforgettable Fiona VOMITstein—her “performance” went all over the stage, and all over Benevolence Castles’s cancan costume. Can Fiona overcome her fears and blossom as a big-time ballerina in The Nutcracker, even in a snowstorm? Or will she be the only person in her family to have the flat-out worst case of stage fright ever? Originally published as Fiona Finkelstein, Big-Time Ballerina!!.

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