Stars: Stealing the Show by Laura Jennings, Luke Jennings

Stars: Stealing the Show

Written by Laura Jennings, Luke Jennings
Part of the Stars Series

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This is the second book in Stars - the brand new performing arts boarding school series for girls of 9+ written by a father and daughter team. Luke Jennings is a trained dancer and now a dance critic and fills the books with great behind-the-scenes details that only a a dance-world-insider would know. Whether you're a fan of Ballet Shoes, X-Factor, Glee, or you just love a great story, Stars has something for everyone.

Follow Jess, Ash, Spike and Foxy, four best friends, all dreaming of becoming stars in this second story in the Stars series.


Stars: Stealing the Show by Laura Jennings, Luke Jennings

Do you dream of being a star? Visit the Puffin Blog and read a Stars Skills File by the author and trained dancer, Luke Jennings.


An inspiring and unique debut -- Emma Thompson

About the Author

Laura Jennings, Luke Jennings

Luke Jennings is the author of three novels, including the Booker Prize-nominated Atlantic. His memoir, Blood Knots, was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson and William Hill prizes. Before becoming a writer Luke trained as a dancer, and worked with classical and contemporary companies for ten years. He is currently the dance critic at the Observer, and has also written for Vanity Fair and the New Yorker.

You're less likely to know his daughter, Laura Jennings, who is thirteen and lives with her parents, two brothers and her dog Dusty. She says, 'At school I'm quite sporty but I like drama best, because I have always enjoyed acting, singing and performing. I love books, and my favourite author is Stephen King'

What's it like to write a book with your dad?! Click here to read an article in The Guardian written by Luke and Laura on the writing of the Stars series.

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Book Info


224 pages
Interest Age: From 8


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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

1st August 2013




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