The Girl with the Sunshine Smile by Karen Mccombie
  

The Girl with the Sunshine Smile

Written by Karen Mccombie
Illustrated by Cathy Brett

9+ readers   11+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   
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Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ Best-selling Karen McCrombie brilliantly captures the whirlwind of emotions that Meg is thrown into when her mum starts dating a new partner. Meg loves her life with just her mum. Everything is neat and orderly and she loves being the smiling bridesmaid to help promote Mum’s wedding dress business. But then Mum falls in love…Disaster! Danny lives on a scruffy houseboat and has four messy sons! How can Meg ever get used to the new family? How Meg changes is sensitively captured in this tender, funny and heart-felt story.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

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The Girl with the Sunshine Smile by Karen Mccombie

Warm and wise tale about new families. Everyone comments on Meg's sunny smile, and she's put it to good use as a model for her mum's range of bridesmaids' dresses at wedding fairs. It's always been just Meg and Mum, but then Mum meets Danny and is swept off her feet - right onto a grotty old river barge. Soon Meg is discovering the 'joys' of river living in a house full of boys, and there's not much call for her sunshine smile...

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

About the Author

Karen Mccombie

Karen McCombie has written over 80 books full of endearing characters and quirky humour; her series Ally’s World has sold over 200,000 copies. Born in Scotland, Karen now lives in north London. Karen loves her job, but is a complete fidget. She regularly packs up her laptop and leaves Office Number 1 (her weeny back bedroom) and has a brisk walk to Office Number 2 (the local garden centre café). Read more about the author here.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
72 pages

Author

Karen Mccombie
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Author's Website

www.karenmccombie.com

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Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

1st October 2014

ISBN

9781781124031

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