Shine On Daizy Star by Cathy Cassidy

Shine On Daizy Star

Written by Cathy Cassidy
Part of the Daizy Star Series

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Entertainingly capturing the important details of life, including the need for friends, for being cool and having fun, this tells how Daisy Star’s life is turned upside down when her father comes up with a completely mad-cap plan. Surely no one is really going to make Daisy give up everything she knows? Daisy’s too horrified to tell anyone and as a consequence she’s soon caught up in some very complicated and very funny confusions.

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Shine On Daizy Star by Cathy Cassidy

Daizy Star is quirky and cool and loving life in Year Six with her best friends Willow and Beth. But when Dad hatches a mad plan that will turn life upside-down, Daizy is too horrified to tell anyone at all, and pretty soon she finds herself tangled up in a knot of secrets and lies.

About the Author

Cathy Cassidy

"I was born in 1962 in Coventry (scarily ancient, I know). I wrote my first picture book for my little brother when I was eight or nine. I loved making comics, too - pages and pages of picture stories, features and competitions. I'd sell my homemade comic to a friend for 5p, then claim it back and sell it again to someone else; they didn't have photocopiers back then!"

Cathy has been writing fabulous stories ever since. Her books have sold over one million copies in the UK alone. She is the bestselling author of Dizzy, Driftwood, Indigo Blue, Scarlett, Sundae Girl, Lucky Star, Gingersnaps and Angel Cake. The Chocolate Box Girls is a sumptuous series starring sassy sisters, super-cool boys and one of Cathy's biggest loves - chocolate.

Cathy Cassidy is Puffin's top-selling author for girls. She was an art teacher, a magazine editor and an agony aunt before becoming a full-time writer. She has worked at Shout magazine and previously at Jackie, the magazine named after Jacqueline Wilson. Cathy tours extensively around the UK - meeting over 10,000 young readers in 2012. She has twice won the prestigious 'Queen of Teen' award. Cathy lives with her husband, two teenage children, two dogs, two cats and a rabbit.

Photo credit: Louise Llewelyn

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192 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

4th June 2009




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