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3.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 5 3.81 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peggy Gifford Narrator: Clea Lewis Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Moxy Maxwell Series Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9780307579997
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Here's the third book in the hilarious Moxy Maxwell series, which includes Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little and Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-you Notes.
Moxy’s back, and ready (kind of, sort of) for her big piano recital! In this hilarious third installment about everyone’s favorite ’tween procrastinator, Moxy Maxwell is set to make her Piano Debut, playing a duet of “Heart and Soul” with her little sister, Pansy. It’s too bad she has no time to practice. Between costume fittings, trying on her crown, warming up her voice, and putting on her stage makeup, Moxy can’t possibly worry about the actual performance. But soon it’s upon her, and Moxy feels something she’s only felt once before in her entire life: nervous! She’s not sure she can go on. Of course, Moxy is Moxy and she rises to the occasion brilliantly.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2009:
    "This is a solid addition to a popular series, sure to attract new fans."

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William Lefkovics | 2/17/2014

    " It was fun. I preferred Clementine. The kids enjoyed it. Some of the chapter titles were longer than the chapters, of which there were 86. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 2/13/2014

    " love love love Moxy Maxwell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camille | 12/29/2013

    " I don't know where I've been but I had not read a Moxy Maxwell book before. Oh my gosh, so funny. I laughed and laughed. Great addition to Junie B., Judy Moody, Eloise girls. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ingrid | 12/17/2013

    " This book got very good reviews and other people seem to like the character of Moxy Maxwell, but I found her to be irritating and did not care for the story at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett | 12/16/2013

    " Moxy is not always admirable & sometimes she's very grating indeed, but the writing style is very catchy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna | 12/3/2013

    " My favorite of the "Moxy" series so far. Laugh out loud funny! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lora | 12/2/2013

    " Similar to the other Moxy books, great for booktalking. I'd recommend this to any elementary kid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 11/26/2013

    " eight and up. A funny story about a little diva and her struggle to shine at her piano recital. The book includes fun photo like pictures that go along with the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Skylar Pemberton | 10/27/2013

    " This book is so funny! Most of the chapter names are the same words that are in the chapter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 10/26/2013

    " More laughs thanks to Moxy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 10/13/2013

    " These children's books are kind of gimicky, but they crack me up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Anne | 10/1/2013

    " I like Moxy Maxwell! She is a little bit Ramona and a little bit Junie B. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hayley | 9/10/2013

    " I love the short chapters in this book and the pictures in the book make it very entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kati | 8/30/2013

    " Cute book, I think upper elementary and some middle school girls would enjoy this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christi | 7/10/2013

    " I thought this might be a good book for Grace, but it was too much like Junie B. Jones. Obnoxious. I wouldn't recommend it to Grace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 meg | 6/25/2013

    " a little precocious, sure, but a fast, funny, and pretty relatable read about the ultimate tween procrastinator. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 6/9/2013

    " Oh, I love Moxy. She makes me laugh. And I love the style that Gifford gives the book. Totally fabulous. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danika | 11/7/2012

    " Danika Tyminski Does Not Love Moxy Maxwell... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth/Sr. Elizabeth | 8/6/2012

    " So funny although if I had to teach Moxy, I would probably go crazy! Also love the photo illustrations. Great series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 7/13/2012

    " Very cute. Moxy, like many little girl is much more taken with the outfit, bows and other aspects of performing than she is with practicing for the recital. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 12/18/2011

    " In the same vein as Junie B, Ramona, Judy Moody and more. Fun and easy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 7/6/2011

    " Not as funny as the first two but still really good. It's an easy, fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 4/10/2011

    " Anyone who has ever had a first recital can really relate to this book. And of course, if you like spunky heroines, you will also relate to this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 3/31/2011

    " Very cute. Moxy, like many little girl is much more taken with the outfit, bows and other aspects of performing than she is with practicing for the recital. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dextersgirl | 7/21/2010

    " I thought this might be a good book for Grace, but it was too much like Junie B. Jones. Obnoxious. I wouldn't recommend it to Grace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 7/10/2010

    " eight and up. A funny story about a little diva and her struggle to shine at her piano recital. The book includes fun photo like pictures that go along with the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camille | 1/11/2010

    " I don't know where I've been but I had not read a Moxy Maxwell book before. Oh my gosh, so funny. I laughed and laughed. Great addition to Junie B., Judy Moody, Eloise girls. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett | 1/9/2010

    " Moxy is not always admirable & sometimes she's very grating indeed, but the writing style is very catchy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neon308 | 12/13/2009

    " I love Moxy because she is a procrastinator just like me! This girl does not like to listen to her mom. She is so fun to read about because she always has something to do that she does not want to do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 12/12/2009

    " More laughs thanks to Moxy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth/Sr. Elizabeth | 11/13/2009

    " So funny although if I had to teach Moxy, I would probably go crazy! Also love the photo illustrations. Great series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna | 11/7/2009

    " My favorite of the "Moxy" series so far. Laugh out loud funny! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 11/6/2009

    " Anyone who has ever had a first recital can really relate to this book. And of course, if you like spunky heroines, you will also relate to this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 10/30/2009

    " Oh, I love Moxy. She makes me laugh. And I love the style that Gifford gives the book. Totally fabulous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 meg | 10/15/2009

    " a little precocious, sure, but a fast, funny, and pretty relatable read about the ultimate tween procrastinator. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 10/13/2009

    " These children's books are kind of gimicky, but they crack me up. "

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About the Author

Peggy Gifford’s original plan was to become a famous (but really nice) actress. But after touring Ohio as Winnie-the-Pooh, she decided to become a writer instead. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and her work has appeared in the Iowa Review, the Antioch Review, and women’s magazines like Redbook. She lives in New York, New York and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

About the Narrator

Clea Lewis is an actress best known for her role as Audrey Penney in Ellen. She has appeared in a number of television series, movies, and stage shows, as well as voiced many animated characters.