The Talent Show

The Talent Show

Cape Bluff, Kansas is the setting for this inspiring story about teamwork and perseverance. When the community of Cape Bluff is rocked by a huge tornado it will take everyone's help and determination to dig out of the rubble and mass destruction. Gutman weaves his story through ten main characters in the town, a mayor, car salesman, a school principal, famous pop singer, a rapper, a dancer, a singer, a super mom, a musician, and a comedian. The town decides to host a talent show to raise money to rebuild. Many of the citizens decide to try out for the talent show and they discover many surprises about themselves including talents that they did not even know they possessed.

The talent show serves as a place where talents are discovered and nurtured. The citizens of Cape Bluff learn that their town is filled with very unique and talented people. We, as the reader, learn that it takes all kinds of people to make the world go round. An excellent read, I would recommend it to everyone who just likes a good story. 211 pages

Contributed by A. Phillips, Librarian


Tornado or no tornado, the talent show must go on! This is a funny, action-packed adventure from Dan Gutman.

What’s your talent? The kids of Cape Bluff, Kansas, had no idea there were so many aspiring stars among them until a tornado ripped through their town. That’s when they decided to have a talent show to raise money to rebuild. Now everyone is showing what they are made of: the good, the bad, and the bizarre. But the kids have to prove that their talent is worth the cost of admission if they’re going to make enough to save the town!---from the publisher

224 pages                          978-1416990048                               Ages 8-12

Keywords:  tornado, talent show, fundraising, humor, adventure, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old

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