The Kip (Perfect Balance Gymnastics #5) (Paperback)

The Kip (Perfect Balance Gymnastics #5) By Zachary J. Christensen (Illustrator), Melisa Torres Cover Image
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This is book number 5 in the Perfect Balance Gymnastics series.


Meet Marissa and her teammates; strong diverse girls reaching their goals

Marissa is a gymnast, violinist, and chess player. This summer she is busy in an orchestra, chess tournament, and learning her Level 4 gymnastics skills. In the past, doing all three activities has been a snap for Marissa. She is hardworking and smart. But this summer she can't seem to get her kip, a difficult skill on bars. If she doesn't learn a kip she won't be competing Level 4 in the fall with her friends at Perfect Balance Gymnastics Academy. As the summer progresses, it's not looking good. Everyone else is getting their kip except for Marissa. What will she do if her friends move on without her?

Perfect Balance Gymnastics Books teach girls to be kind to each other, flexible in life, courageous, strong, and most of all, confident. The books set the reader in the world of gymnastics. The characters are relatable and have age-appropriate challenges. Each book explores a major life lesson that empowers girls to understand their own inner strengths.

Perfect Balance Gymnastics Books increase reading level from 2nd grade to 6th grade as the series progresses. The Kip is the 5th book in the series and is a 3rd/4th grade reading level. The Kip appeals to 8-12 year-olds. Perfect Balance Gymnastics Books are chronological, but each story can stand alone.

About the Author

Melisa grew up in San Jose, California where she trained at Almaden Valley Gymnastics Club for ten years. She then went to compete for Utah State University where she was a two time Academic All-American and team captain. Gymnastics taught Melisa fitness for life. She stays fit by weight lifting and ballroom dancing. Melisa is a single mother to two active boys. Their favorite things to do together are skiing, swimming, going to the library, and dancing in the kitchen.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781979282369
ISBN-10: 1979282366
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: November 11th, 2017
Pages: 198
Language: English
Series: Perfect Balance Gymnastics