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Natsumi is small but full of big exuberance, and puts her girl-power to good use when she discovers a Japanese tradition as energetic as she is. When Natsumi's family practices for their town's Japanese arts festival, Natsumi tries everything. But her stirring is way too vigorous for the tea ceremony, her dancing is just too imaginative, and flower arranging doesn't go any better. Can she find just the right way to put her exuberance to good use?This heartwarming tale about being true to yourself is perfect for readers who march to their own beat.

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Susan Lendroth

Susan Lendroth writes picture books about everything from history to science to how hard it is to outgrow your favorite sweater (PIPER AND PURPA FOREVER, to be released 2/22/2022) . The fastest any of her books has traveled is five miles per second when HEY HO, TO MARS WE'LL GO orbited Earth on the International Space Station (Story Time from Space) . The fastest Susan has ever traveled is when someone yells, "The ice cream is melting!" https://www.instagram.com/susanlendroth/

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