Author(s): Jean Ure
The first in a brand-new series about dancing, friendship and following your dreams from best-loved author Jean Ure, whose books are described by Jacqueline Wilson as "funny, funky, feisty - and fantastic reads!" When new girl Caitlyn arrives at Coombe House School Maddy is sure she must be a fellow ballet dancer; she certainly has all the grace and poise of a ballerina. So when Caitlyn denies it, Maddy isn't convinced. But it isn't until she comes across Caitlyn practising ballet in the gym that she realises there must be more to her story...Just what can it be? Maddy is determined to find out!
"Jean Ure's books are funny, funky, feisty - and fantastic reads!" Jacqueline Wilson Praise for Hunky Dory "More infectious humour from Jean Ure." Waterstone's Books Quarterly Praise for Gone Missing "Fans of Jean Ure and new readers alike will love this fast-paced, action driven new novel." INIS "Heartwarming stuff." CY Magazine 'Jean Ure does that girl thing like no one else.' Graham Marks, Publishing News Praise for Passion Flower: 'A funny and realistic read - we loved it.' Mizz Praise for Pumpkin Pie: 'The heroine I've been waiting for.' Times Praise for Shrinking Violet: 'Grown-ups love Bridget Jones' Diary, but youngsters will adore Violet Alexander's.' Liverpool Echo 'Excellent for any nine-up and will almost certainly lead to an addiction to Ure.' Observer Praise for Becky Bananas: 'The writing transcends any trace of heaviness.' Guardian
Jean Ure was born in Surrey and, when growing up, knew that she was going to be a writer or a ballet dancer. She began writing when she was six years old and had her first book published while she was still at school. Jean is an animal lover and lives with her husband, seven dogs and four cats in a 300-year-old house in Croydon.