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Author Smith, Heather, 1968- author.

Title Barry Squires, full tilt / Heather Smith.

Publication Info. Toronto : Penguin Teen, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Teen Fiction    SMITH,HEA    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Teen Fiction.
Description 224 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "It's 1995. When the Full Tilt Dancers give an inspiring performance at the opening of the new bingo hall, twelve-year-old Finbar (Barry) Squires wants desperately to join the troupe. Led by Father O'Flaherty, the Full Tilt Irish Step Dancers are the most sought-after act in St. John's, Newfoundland (closely followed by popular bagpiper, Alfie Bragg and his Agony Bag). Having watched Riverdance twice, Barry figures he'll nail the audition. And good thing too -- it'd be nice to be known for something other than the port wine stain on his cheek. With questionable talent and an unpredictable temper, Barry's journey to stardom is jeopardized by his parents' refusal to take his dreams seriously. Thankfully, Barry has the support of a lively cast of characters: his ever-present grandmother, Nanny Squires; his adorable baby brother, Gord; an old British rocker named Uneven Steven; a group of geriatrics from the One Step Closer to God nursing home; and Saibal, a friend with whom Barry gets up to no good."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Birthmarks -- Juvenile fiction.
Folk dancing, Irish -- Juvenile fiction.
Teenagers -- Juvenile fiction.
St. John's (N.L.) -- Juvenile fiction.
ISBN 9780735267466 (hardcover)
0735267464 (hardcover)

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