Ace Hits Rock Bottom
"Horace, get up and get a job!" his mom yells one summer morning, forgetting he's ACE HOBART, HOT PROPERTY. That's what Marilyn Maroon calls him, and she directed his movie with the Purple Falcons. So she ought to know! Ace and the Falcons want to stay in Show Biz, however, so they have to hunt for acting jobs.fast! Tricked into invading the territory of the Piranha Gang in New York City-far from BROADWAY'S Big Lights-they find theater work in a Rest Home for Famous Actors. To top it all, lurking outside the theater are the Piranhas planning pyromaniac tricks to blow the Falcons off their territory. And on opening night, when he sees the huge, live audience, he's so scared he can't get himself on stage. The director says if Ace doesn't go out and play the part, he'll kill himself. "That's murder, Ace!" his girlfriend yells, hating him for being a coward again. Even if you're always totally sure of yourself (and are you REALLY SURE YOU'RE SURE?), you'll enjoy reading this book for essential information. Barbara, a former actress, is the author of ACE FLIES LIKE AN EAGLE (ALA Best Books for Reluctant Readers), MIGUEL LOST & FOUND IN THE PALACE (winner of the Zia Award from the New Mexico Press Women's Association and first in a series of novels on the New Mexico State Museums) and TRIPPING THE RUNNER, ANNIE AND THE ANIMALS, and ANNIE AT THE RANCH. She received the Christopher Award and lives in Santa Fe. Judie grew up in Montana and Idaho and had a short childhood career as a pet funeral director. As a teenager, her list of short careers multiplied: life guard (2 ? days), elevator operator, movie extra, model, typist (6 hours), and carhop. She attended schools in Mexico and Spain, but graduated from an American university, taught school, then went globetrotting. Among her written works are seven scripts for the TV series, THE SPIRIT OF '76, and six novels, including the hilarious WALLY, and the much-loved HAPPILY EVER AFTER.ALMOST.
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