The Cupcake Wedding (4u2read) by Gillian Cross

The Cupcake Wedding (4u2read)

Written by Gillian Cross
Illustrated by Nina de Polonia

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Interest Age 8 - 12 Reading Age 7+ Best-selling Gillian Cross tells a funny and touching wedding story. Holly’s sister Mia and her boyfriend James are only 19 but they are sure they want to get married. Holly’s mum and dad are worried that they are too young and they are worried about the cost of it all but everyone promises to help to make it possible. And Holly comes up with a very special cupcake idea for the cake! When there is a cake catastrophe, Mia and James show they are sensible enough to get married – and there are still enough cupcakes for all.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers.


The Cupcake Wedding (4u2read) by Gillian Cross

When Holly's sister announces her engagement, wedding planning begins in earnest. But a tight budget means missing out on some wedding essentials - like the cake! Holly decides to put her baking skills to the test and surprise the happy couple with 1000 cupcakes! What could possibly go wrong? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 9+

About the Author

Gillian Cross

Gillian Cross has won numerous literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children’s Novel Award (now the Costa), and the Smarties Prize.

Gillian Cross has been writing children’s books for over thirty years. Before that, she took English degrees at Oxford and Sussex Universities, and had various jobs including working in a village bakery and being an assistant to a Member of Parliament. She won the Carnegie Medal for Wolf, the Smarties Prize and the Whitbread Children’s Novel Award for The Great Elephant Chase; and the Little Rebels Award for After Tomorrow.

Read more about Gillian Cross and a Q&A with the author here.

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64 pages


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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

2nd February 2018




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