Honey and Me by Karen Mccombie

Honey and Me

Written by Karen Mccombie
Illustrated by Cathy Brett

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Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ Karen McCombie writes straight to the heart of pre-teens, and Honey and Me is a perfect McCombie novel. Kirsten has just moved up to secondary school and is really enjoying the fresh start. Life at home is difficult however: Mum and Dad are arguing all the time, and her brother is getting into trouble with his teachers. She doesn’t feel she can talk about it to her new school mates, so turns to her oldest friend instead. Talking to Honey really helps, as it always does, so why does Kirsten need to keep her friend a secret? Involving, reassuring and full of truths, this will go down really well with young girls. ~ Andrea Reece

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Honey and Me by Karen Mccombie

Things haven't been great for Kirsten recently - she's had to start at a new school where she doesn't know anybody, and home hasn't been a great place to be either with Mum and Dad arguing all the time. At least she has her old friend Honey to talkto. But her new friends have lots of questions about Honey...and her older brother Finn might just spill the beans about this special friend!

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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15th August 2015




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