Carlie's new friend, Chelsea Landers, may live in a mansion, but she's hardly well-off when it comes to character! Even though she isn't always very kind, Carlie would still really like to find a best friend. She introduces Chelsea to the Rainbow Club, and the more Morgan, Amy, and Emily learn about her, the less they like. When Chelsea finally shows her true colors and betrays Carlie, Carlie discovers how much she appreciates her friends in the Rainbow Club. Then, in an angry confrontation, Chelsea suddenly asks for forgiveness. Can the girls overlook her mistake? Recommended for ages 8 to 12.
Written by bestselling author melody carlson. Meet Morgan, Amy, Carlie, and Emily. They all live in the trailer park at 622 Harbor View in tiny Boscoe Bay, Oregon. Proximity made them friends, but a desire to make the world a better placeand a willingness to work at itkeeps them together. In the first book of this new series, Project: Girl Power,bullies knock Emily from her bike on her way home from school, so the girls start walking together because theres safety in numbers. With help from other people in the park, they set out to beautify Harbor View. In book two, Project: Mystery Bus, the girls begin summer by working to clean and restore their bus to use as a clubhouse. And thus begins the Rainbow Club. In book three, Project: Rescue Chelsea, Carlie makes a new friend. Chelsea Landers lives in a mansion and isnt always very kind. Carlie would like a best friend, but will Chelsea fit in with her other friends? In book four, Project: Take Charge, the girls decide to take action when they find out their towns only city park has been vandalized and may soon be turned into a parking lot. MELODY CARLSON In sixth grade, Melody Carlson helped start a school newspaper called The BuccaNews (her schools mascot was a Buccaneerargh!). As editor of this paper, she wrote most of the material herself, creating goofy phony bylines to hide the fact that the school newspaper was mostly a one-man show. She lives in Sisters, OR. Visit her at www.MelodyCarlson.com
Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books for teens, women, and children. Before publishing, Melody traveled around the world, volunteered in teen ministry, taught preschool, raised two sons, and worked briefly in interior design and later in international adoption. "I think real-life experiences inspire the best fiction," she says. Her wide variety of books seems to prove this theory.