Jean Ure x 5 (Shrinkwrap): TK Maxx edition

By Jean Ure

A brilliant new comedy drama from Jean Ure, all about the ups and downs of seeking fame.

Carmen is in Year 9 and has serious ambitions to be a rock star. She has a great voice, has taught herself to play the guitar, and with one of her best friends, Josh, actually writes her own songs. The school is having a Top Spot contest for would-be pop stars, and Carmen eagerly puts her name on the list. But when Carmen hears a spiteful girl at her school make comments about her weight, she bunks off school and swears she is never going back…

Author: Jean Ure
Format: Paperback
Ageband: from 8
Release Date: 25 Sep 2014
Pages: 224
ISBN: 978-0-00-794477-4
Detailed Edition: TK Maxx edition
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 a vegan and animal lover. She lives with her husband, seven dogs and four cats in a 300 year old house in Croydon.

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 -

”Praise for Fruit and Nutcase:'Jean Ure never puts a foot wrong.” - Daily Telegraph

”Praise for The Secret Life of Sally Tomato:'Rhymes, sauciness, letters, irony, comedy, comic characters… a proper little turn-on for boys. A must-buy book.” - Books for Keeps