Freaks Out! by Jean Ure


Freaks Out! by Jean Ure

The third hilarious book about ten-year-old FRANKIE FOSTER - the girl who wants to help, but ends up causing chaos! From the best-loved and original Queen of Tween, whose books are described by Jacqueline Wilson as, funny, funky, feisty - and fantastic reads! Frankie Foster loves fixing people's problems. Her help might not always be welcome - and she might cause the odd total disaster - but Frankie always fixes things. Eventually! Frankie's best friend Skye, who's pretty serious at the best of times, is acting even more quiet than usual, so it's up to Frankie and their other best friend, Jem, to find out what's up. And when Skye confesses that she's lost a very special pencil, bequeathed to her by her granny, Frankie is determined to discover what's happened to the precious heirloom. In fact, she's SO determined to help, she's prepared to go to some extraordinary lengths...with some hilarious and very spooky consequences!


Here's just a sample of what children are saying about Frankie Foster: Amazing! Full of shocks and surprises on every page! - Beth, age 9 Fizzy Pop was so exciting, I couldn't put it down! - Emily, age 11 Frankie Foster steps out of the pages of this spell-binding book and comes to life. - Imogen, age 12 Jean Ure's books are funny, funky, feisty - and fantastic reads! - Jacqueline Wilson Praise for Passion Flower: A funny and realistic read - we loved it. - Mizz Praise for Pumpkin Pie: The heroine I've been waiting for. - Times Praise for Shrinking Violet: Excellent for any nine-up and will almost certainly lead to an addiction to Ure. - The Observer Praise for Becky Bananas: The writing transcends any trace of heaviness. - The Guardian

About the Author

Jean Ure

Jean Ure was born in Surrey, and when growing up, knew that she was going to be a writer but she also wanted to be a ballet dancer.

She wrote her first novel when she was six years old which was about a little girl called Carol. Jean spent her teenage years writing and had her first book published when she was just sixteen – an event that prompted her to leave school the following year to continue writing. However she spent the next several years ‘scrubbing floors, waiting at tables, selling groceries’. Jean also worked as a nurse and at the BBC before enrolling at the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where she met her husband. She worked for several years in Paris as a translator for DATO and UNESCO and wrote romantic novels.

Jean is a vegan and animal lover. She lives with her husband, seven dogs and two cats in a 300 year old house in Croydon.

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240 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

1st March 2012



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