Candy Girl by Karen Mccombie

Candy Girl

Written by Karen Mccombie
Illustrated by Jessica Secheret

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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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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 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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64 pages
Interest Age: From 8 to 10 years


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Publication date

15th June 2015




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