Candy Girl by Karen Mccombie
  

Candy Girl

Written by Karen Mccombie
Illustrated by Jessica Secheret

9+ readers   Summer Reading/Activity    Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   7+ readers   
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Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 Lucky Dixie gets to do work experience at the offices of her favourite teen magazine Candy. But it turns out to be a massive disappointment: instead of meeting models and pop stars, she’s the office slave, making cups of tea all day. Most disappointing though is meeting the magazine’s Agony Aunt, who is nothing like the tell-me-anything type Dixie is expecting, in fact she gets Dixie to write replies to the letters for her. But something good, and totally unexpected, does come out of the experience. A funny, lively story that cleverly answers a question frequently asked on problem pages.

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

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Synopsis

Candy Girl by Karen Mccombie

Heartfelt, girl-friendly title that is perfect for tweens. A gorgeous new look for the warm and witty tale from Karen McCombie.

Dixie's landed a dream work experience placement at Candy magazine. But rather than interviewing celebs and mingling with models, Dixie spends all her time making tea! And then the problem page editor makes her read all the letters from readers. Worse still, Dixie finds a letter from her own sister. What will she do?

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

About the Author

Karen Mccombie

Karen McCombie grew up in Aberdeen, Scotland, where she learnt to walk at an angle of 45 degrees against the biting north wind. Her hobbies were drawing, keeping scrapbooks, writing short stories and wearing thermal underwear (except for the three days in summer when it was warm). Her primary-school teacher, Miss Thompson, once told Karen that she should be an author when she grew up. Karen thinks Miss Thompson was only trying to be nice, but is very, very glad she turned out to be right.

As an adult, Karen studied graphic design and communication, before landing a job as a trainee magazine journalist at a Scottish publisher. A few years later, she packed up all her worldly possessions and cat, Cecy, and headed to London for a job with teen magazine Just 17. She worked for several other magazines - including Sugar - before she thought about trying to write a book. She still lives in London, writing books for a living (hurray!), surrounded by cats as well as a husband, who likes to type silly lines into her stories when she's not looking. Karen and her husband have a lovely little daughter called Milly, who thinks her mum's job is to make Playdough cookies.

As an artist, Karen is the author of the best-selling Ally's World series, as well as the Stella Etc. books and Marshmallow Magic and the Wild Rose Rouge. She's also written several books for older teens, including My Funny Valentine and In Sarah's Shadow. Karen loves writing and her fattest cat, Bysshe, loves to watch her writing. The only problem is, he likes to get right up close, and often the keyboard disappears under folds of ginger fur as Bysshe settles himself down for a purr and a stare.

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Paperback
64 pages

Author

Karen Mccombie
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th June 2015

ISBN

9781781124550

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