Summer's Dream by Cathy Cassidy

Summer's Dream

Written by Cathy Cassidy
Part of the Chocolate Box Girls Series

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Best-selling Cathy Cassidy's third story of the Chocolate Box Girls is as irresistible, insightful and captivating as its predecessors. Summer has always longed to be a professional dancer but when she doesn't make the grade for the Royal Ballet School she is sure that her dreams are over. When happier times come to the family and her chance of a big audition comes round again, Summer feels her dreams will be fulfilled. But there are complications and Summer finds nothing is quite as simple as she used to think it was. Cathy Cassidy has an unusual ability to get write under the skin of her teen heroines.

***And all Cathy fans will love The Chocolate Box Secrets. It's a delicious scrapbook of fun, creative ideas from the Chocolate Box Girls.

Make your own vintage style top or try some of the recipes and there are some cool ideas to make your sleepovers really fun!


Summer's Dream by Cathy Cassidy

Summer has always dreamed of dancing, and when a place at ballet school comes up, she wants it so badly it hurts. Middle school ends and the holidays begin, but unlike her sisters, Summer has no time for lazy days and sunny beach parties. The audition becomes her obsession, and things start spiralling out of control...The more Summer tries to find perfection, the more lost she becomes. Will she realise - with the help of the boy who wants more than friendship - that dreams come in all shapes and sizes?

Third must-have title in this gorgeous series from one of the UK's best-loved girls' authors, Cathy Cassidy. Each sister has a different story to tell, which one will be your favourite?

You can find videos of all the Tanberry sisters on Cathy Cassidy TV!

The Chocolate Box Girls series:

Cherry Crush

Marshmallow Skye

Summer's Dream

Coco Caramel

Sweet Honey

Fortune Cookie


Praise for Cathy's books: Touching, tender and unforgettable. The Guardian

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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288 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

7th March 2013




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