Born to Dance
Written by Jean Ure
Part of the Dance Trilogy Series
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In a nutshell: the perfect story for keen young ballerinas | Jean Ure understands exactly what makes ballet such an all-consuming passion for young dancers and conveys that excitement perfectly in Born to Dance, the first in a new series. Maddy is born into ballet royalty – her mother was a famous ballerina, her father’s a top choreographer, even her brother and sister are rising stars. Though she’s occasionally frustrated by her family’s single-minded dedication, she loves to dance too. At school she picks out new girl Caitlyn as a fellow ballerina, and is surprised when Caitlyn doesn’t want to be friends, then mystified when she sees her dancing – whoever is teaching her is getting some things very wrong. The two do become friends though, and when Maddy discovers how Caitlyn is learning to dance, she’s determined to help. Maddy is a warm, thoroughly engaging central character, with just a touch of the Emma Woodhouse about her, and the ballet scenes will leave readers itching to stand at the barre.
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Born to Dance by Jean Ure
When new girl Caitlyn arrives at Coombe House School Maddy is sure she must be a fellow ballet dancer; she certainly has all the grace and poise of a ballerina. So when Caitlyn denies it, Maddy isn't convinced. But it isn't until she comes across Caitlyn practising ballet in the gym that she realises there must be more to her story...Just what can it be? Maddy is determined to find out!
Jean Ure's books are funny, funky, feisty - and fantastic reads! Jacqueline Wilson Praise for Hunky Dory More infectious humour from Jean Ure. Waterstone's Books Quarterly Praise for Gone Missing Fans of Jean Ure and new readers alike will love this fast-paced, action driven new novel. INIS Heartwarming stuff. CY Magazine 'Jean Ure does that girl thing like no one else. Graham Marks, Publishing News
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'A funny and realistic read - we loved it.' Mizz
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'The heroine I've been waiting for.' Times
Praise for Shrinking Violet:
'Grown-ups love Bridget Jones' Diary, but youngsters will adore Violet Alexander's.' Liverpool Echo
'Excellent for any nine-up and will almost certainly lead to an addiction to Ure.' Observer
Praise for Becky Bananas:
'The writing transcends any trace of heaviness.' Guardian
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