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  • Published: 23 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141345888
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $14.99

Chocolate Box Girls: Summer's Dream




The next scrumptious story in Cathy Cassidy's Chocolate Box Girls series - now in paperback!

Another delicious story in the Chocolate Box Girls series, following Cherry Crush and Marshmallow Skye. A scrumptious read that will be lapped up by fans of the series and girls who love Jacqueline Wilson too.

Summer has always dreamed of dancing, and when a place at ballet school comes up, she wants it so badly it hurts.
Middle school ends and the holidays begin, but unlike her twin and their other three sisters, Summer has no time for lazy days and sunny beach parties. Theaudition becomes her obsession, and things start spiralling out of control . . .
The more Summer tries to find perfection, the more lost she becomes. Will she realise - with the help of the boy who wants more than friendship - that dreams come in all shapes and sizes?

  • Published: 23 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141345888
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Cathy Cassidy

I was born in 1962 in Coventry (scarily ancient, I know). I wrote my first picture book for my little brother when I was eight or nine. I loved making comics, too - pages and pages of picture stories, features and competitions. I'd sell my homemade comic to a friend for 5p, then claim it back and sell it again to someone else . . . they didn't have photocopiers back then!

I went to Art College in Liverpool, then got a job as fiction editor on the fab and legendary Jackie magazine. Later, I married my boyfriend Liam, went back to college and trained to be an art teacher. I taught in a Coventry secondary school for a few years, which I loved, then moved to Scotland with Liam to start a family. My kids are 11 and 12 years old now, and the four of us live in a cottage in the Galloway hills with sheep and cows for neighbours. As well as writing books, I am the agony aunt on Shout magazine and a couple of days a week I teach art in a bunch of local primary schools, which is great fun and keeps me sane. (Well, maybe!)

I've been veggie for 28 years, and was vegan for 8 of them - a chocolate-eating vegan, like Storm! I love old clothes, old toys, cars, books. We have three cats, a rabbit and a mad, hairy lurcher called Kelpie (the model for Leggit in my book Dizzy). I love my family, I love living in the middle of nowhere and I love my work. Of all my jobs, writing has to be the best - it's the perfect excuse to daydream, after all!

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