Martin is sick of getting picked on by Duncan Lomax. Then, Martin learns about the school play and wants more than anything to get the lead role, Bugsy Malone
. Martin's Uncle Hal, an inventor, promises to help with a potion that will give Martin the courage to try out for the part. The potion works, and Martin stands up for himself. Unfortunately, the bottle of potion breaks before the audition, but Martin gets the part anyway. Later he learns the potion was just fancy water -- he had the courage all along.
Text Type: Fantasy Fiction
Theme/Topic: Argument, Opinion, and Persuasion, Conflict and Challenge
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