Nine-year-old cowgirl Mya Tibbs is boot-scootin' excited for the best week of the whole school year — SPIRIT WEEK! She and her megapopular best friend Naomi Jackson even made a pinky promise to be Spirit Week partners so they can win the big prize: special VIP tickets to the Fall Festival. But when the partner-picking goes horribly wrong, Mya gets paired with Mean Connie Tate — the biggest bully in school. And she can't get out of it. Good gravy!
Now Naomi is "friend-ending" mad at Mya for breaking a promise — even though Mya couldn't help it — and everyone at school is calling Mya names. Can Mya work with Mean Connie to win the VIP tickets, and get her best friend back? Meet a hilarious and spunky new heroine in the vein of Ramona the Pest and Clementine who brings a little cowboy flair to everything she does!
"Even as she writes a very funny story, Allen neither flatters nor vilifies any characters, instead letting each one grow and make mistakes. As Mya tries to make the best of the situation, she learns that Connie isn’t so mean, that Naomi isn’t so nice, and that she herself can be a better friend.... Nuanced depictions of friendship coupled with larger-than-life and fully three-dimensional characters make this delightful book at once thoughtful and a riot to read." — Kirkus Reviews
|8 - 11
|Jan 3, 2017
|Balzer + Bray
|The Magnificent Mya Tibbs