Cloudberry Castle: Ballerina Dreams by Janey Louise Jones

Cloudberry Castle: Ballerina Dreams

Written by Janey Louise Jones
Part of the Kelpies: Cloudberry Castle Series

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Almost every young girl is a budding ballerina or pony mad and in some instances both. If that's the case then this absolutely delightful ballet story with an additional storyline throughout of the protagonist being a keen rider too. It's about friendship, family and following your dreams and is chock full of gorgeous girly charm from bestelling author Janey Louise Jones.

There are three books in the series.

Cloudberry Castle

Cloudberry Castle: Ballet School Secrets

Cloudberry Castle: Ballerina Dreams

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Cloudberry Castle: Ballerina Dreams by Janey Louise Jones

Katie Mackenzie's family runs a ballet school in a wonderful old Scottish castle. Katie loves living with the other boarders, but it's not always easy, and she misses her old best friend Mallie. So she's thrilled when her old friend asks for Katie's help training her new unruly pony. But Katie has both ballet exams and the chance to audition for a role in the New York City Ballet's tour of The Nutcracker. Can she balance training Mickey the pony with beating the other girls to her dream ballerina role?


'Janey Louise Jones provides an easy to read story for young girls. Horses and ballet, what more could you want?'

About the Author

Janey Louise Jones

Janey Jones is a full-time writer and mother of three. She was born in Edinburgh but grew up by the seaside just outside the city.
She read English at Edinburgh University specializing in the Victorian novel.
Following this she became a teacher - a career that she absolutely adored - and then, with her husband, set up The Jelly Club, which has become an extremely successful chain of children's activity centres in Scotland.
Her childhood dream of writing about her alter ego, Princess Poppy, was realised through self-publishing in 2005. The hugely popular Princess Poppy series has sold over three million copies to date and has been translated into several languages.

Janey lives by the sea with her sons, husband and Buddy the golden labrador. She loves beaches and shells, fairies, crafts, Victorian novels and cinema trips with her family.

A quick fire quiz with Janey:

Favourite character in your book? Rose – she’s gentle

As an author/illustrator whom would you like to be compared to? As an author, Shirley Hughes or Mairi Hedderwick

Favourite character from a book? Anne of Greengables

Favourite place/setting to read a book? Shaded corner of a scented garden

Favourite colour? pink

Favourite animal? dog

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176 pages
Interest Age: From 6


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Publication date

19th July 2012




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