Cloudberry Castle : Ballet School Secrets by Janey Louise Jones

Cloudberry Castle : Ballet School Secrets

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

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This is an absolutely delightful ballet story about friendship, family and following your dreams that's 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 : Ballet School Secrets by Janey Louise Jones

Ballet-mad Katie Mackenzie and her family have opened the Cloudberry Castle School of Dance. Living at the school should be great: there are lots of girls to make friends with; a new ballet teacher has arrived from the Scottish Ballet; Katie can dance all day, and her mum is her ballet teacher. But when posh girl Leo arrives, with her chauffeur and faddy diet, she threatens to ruin everything. Leo might be spoilt rotten but she's a brilliant dancer -- perhaps even better than Katie. Will Leo out-dance Katie and get to play the principal role of Princess Aurora in the Christmas performance of The Sleeping Beauty? As the dance drama unfolds, Katie and her friends discover a statue of a little ballerina in the castle's grounds: could it lead them to uncover more of Cloudberry Castle's hidden secrets? The second story about Katie's ballet adventures at Cloudberry Castle, full of gorgeous girly charm.


'From the Cloudberry Castle series, this sturdy paperback creates an appealing boarding-school setting as well as a realistic tension between what Katie wants and what she must do to help ensure the school's financial stability. Katie makes a sympathetic narrator, sharing her story as events unfold. Jones, who lives in Scotland, offers ballet fans a chapter book with an unusual setting, an engaging story, and the promise of more adventures to come.'

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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144 pages
Interest Age: From 6


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Publication date

22nd September 2011




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