Gertie's Leap to Greatness

Narrated by: Tara Sands
Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

For fans of Three Times Lucky and The Penderwicks, this endearing new classic spins together sparkling humor, sizzle-pop writing, and a sassy main character with an unforgettable voice. 

Gertie Reece Foy is 100 percent not-from-concentrate awesome. She has a daddy who works on an oil rig, a great-aunt who always finds the lowest prices at the Piggly Wiggly, and two loyal best friends. So when her absent mother decides to move away from their small town, Gertie sets out on her greatest mission yet: becoming the best fifth grader in the universe to show her mother exactly what she'll be leaving behind. 

There's just one problem: Seat-stealing new girl Mary Sue Spivey wants to be the best fifth grader, too. And there is simply not enough room at the top for the two of them. 

From debut author Kate Beasley comes a classic tale of hope and homecoming that will empty your heart, then fill it back up again - one laugh at a time. 

©2016 Kate Beasley and Jillian Tamaki (P)2016 Listening Library

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my favorite characters would have to be: jessica Walsh, has the, Jr., and Jean it was a very good book and I DEFIANTLY recommend it.

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The story was a bit good but the ending was terrible! The title is Gertie’s Leap to Greatness but all she does is make missions to make her mother proud.Though I like that Gertie is brave and has an open mind.Wish I could change the story.