First Term at L'Etoile by Kelly Willoughby, Holly Willoughby

First Term at L'Etoile

Written by Kelly Willoughby, Holly Willoughby
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Part of the School for Stars Series

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Dreaming of stardom? All the highs and lows of school life and the vital role of friends in it as a group of new students begin their first term at L’Etoile, School for Performing Arts, the best school for stars in the country. Twins Maria and Molly are agog to meet their new school companions. From the start, it is clear there will be a lot of very big egos to manage!


School for Stars: First Term at L'Etoile has become the UK's highest-selling children’s debut of 2013. Holly and Kelly Willoughby said "It was a dream come true writing our own children's book and we are thrilled children love it as much as we do."

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In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for First Term at L'Etoile a small number of teenagers were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'First Term at L'Etoile, School for Stars, is a brilliant story of friendship and school life...I really enjoyed it!'

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First Term at L'Etoile by Kelly Willoughby, Holly Willoughby

We are the Willoughby sisters and we have a story to share with you about one of the most important things in the world - friendship. On the first day of term at L'Etoile, School for Stars, twins Maria and Molly Fitzfoster meet Pippa Burrows who's won a song-writing scholarship to the school. The talented trio share the same dreams of super-stardom and become best friends. But will their friendship stand up against Lucifette Marciano's plans to wreck their chances and claim fame for herself?

Click here to visit the L'Etoile School for Stars website for more information on the series, fun activities & competitions!


Daisy Theobald, age 10 - 'I absolutely loved this book, the first chapter took me a while to get into but after that I couldn’t put it down!' Click here to read the full review.

Sam Harper, age 9 - 'First Term at L'Etoile, School for Stars, is a brilliant story of friendship and school life...I really enjoyed it!' Click here to read the full review.

Lucy Minton, age 9 - 'School for stars is the perfect book for 9-year-old girl superstars with lots of friends.' Click here to read the full review.

About the Author

Kelly Willoughby, Holly Willoughby

Holly Willoughby lives in London with her husband and children. She is best known for presenting ITV1’s flagship daytime programme This Morning as well as prime-time shows Surprise, Surprise and The Voice for ITV and BBC respectively. She won a Children’s BAFTA Award for Best Presenter in 2006.

Kelly Willoughby has always dreamed of being an author and is now following her dream - and is loving working with her sister. She lives in Middlesex with her husband and daughter.

This is the first project Holly and Kelly have collaborated on together. Click here to download a letter from the sister introducing this new series.

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224 pages
Interest Age: from 9 to 11


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Publication date

20th June 2013




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