Author(s): Jean Ure
The second story in a 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!" Maddy is delighted when she and her friends are accepted to the prestigious City Ballet School - it feels like one step closer to their dream of becoming professional dancers. But the school brings a whole new set of challenges - and soon Maddy finds herself tested like never before.
"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.