On Stage in America

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Red Fox, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 127 pages
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Longlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Books Prize, this totally awesome tale is for girls who love Clarice Bean and "Amelia's Notebook" Polly Price is so embarrassed by her actress mother, who loves to draw attention to herself and hog the limelight. Now Polly's worst nightmare has come true as her mother heads to America to appear in a play and Polly has to go with her! Not only that, but she's forced to hang around with the young stars of the show, who aren't exactly lining up to be her friends. Read Polly's wonderfully funny diary as she records the mishaps and mayhem backstage, before all of a sudden the spotlight is on her.

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DEE SHULMAN has written and/or illustrated about fifty books for children, ranging from board books to teenage fiction. Her books have been translated into many languages, including Japanese, Dutch and Finnish, been highly recommended in the press and on radio and shortlisted for numerous awards. Dee has a degree in English from York University and went on to study Illustration at Harrow School of Art. She began her illustration career in magazines, cartoon strips and pop-video storyboards, and only started writing for children when her own children were small. Despite a diet of gummy bears and sherbert fountains, her children have insisted on growing up -- so her characters have had to grow up with them, and now even they refuse to do what they're told!

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