What animal makes the loudest sound?
Caitlin knows it's the blue whale, of course! She has a talent for trivia and is delighted when Emma, Zoe, and Natalia vote her captain of their school trivia team. She's determined to lead them to victory through multiple levels of competition-all the way to the top prize, a trip to New York City!
But being a team captain is more complicated than Caitlin thought it would be. Her drive to win is starting to create a rift between her and the other girls. When a potential advantage for an upcoming contest falls in her lap, Caitlin has to decide what to do. Is this the big break her team needs. . . or is it cheating?
Clare Hutton spent many years as a children's book editor before becoming a writer. As an editor, she's worked on everything from chapter books to young adult novels, but her true passion is middle-grade fiction for girls. She lives in Queens, New York, with her husband and two children.
- Caitlin and Natalia have been best friends since kindergarten. When Natalia's cousin
Emma moved to town, Caitlin missed having her BFF all to herself, but is learning
to share the love. All four friends sign up to be on the school carnival planning
committee. But when Natalia has to drop out, Caitlin is upset -- she wanted to
spend more time with Natalia, not Zoe and Emma!
But Caitlin surprises herself
by sticking up for Emma when the eighth grader leading the committee starts teasing
her. Now she, Zoe, and Emma are on the mean girl's bad side. Caitlin's normally
rock solid confidence is shaken. Emma and Zoe want to quit, but Caitlin is determined
not to let a bully ruin their fun!