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Planet Joy

Written by Jenny Valentine

Illustrated by Claire Lefevre

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Planet Joy Review

Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 9+ readers Funny School Stories Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

Bring a little more Joy into your life

This is adventure number three for Joy Applebloom, her family and friends but, gloriously, things show now sign of calming down. Indeed, to Joy it seems exciting new things are ‘fizzing like just discovered comets through our sky.’ Her grandad and big sister have new relationships making them happy, her parents are enjoying their new jobs, but for Joy there is a new teacher – the dazzling Mr Suarez – and a new girl in class, Phoebe Dark. Joy is determined they’ll be friends, she just needs to find the key to Phoebe.

Elegantly told, full of humour, insight and memorable characters, Planet Joy is heavenly reading. A series to recommend to fans of Lara Williamson and Lisa Thompson.

Andrea Reece

Planet Joy Synopsis

For readers aged 9+ comes the third book in a sparkling series about family, friends and finding the joy in life!

From Guardian award-winning author Jenny Valentine, this is the perfect series for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Cath Howe and Lara Williamson!

Meet ten-year-old Joy Applebloom, a girl with a knack for finding the silver lining in even the darkest of rainclouds. After years of travelling the world with her family, Joy feels like she's finally found a place she can call home. She's settled in at school, has a new best friend called Benny and she's finally making a difference in the world.

But when a new girl, Phoebe Dark, joins class 6C, Joy discovers there's a whole world out there that she hasn't explored yet. Could Plane Tree Gardens be just the beginning?

A heart-warming and joyful series about family, friends and never being too small to make a difference, with gorgeous illustrations from Claire Lefevre. 

Planet Joy Press Reviews

'A delight for its warmth and humour, but principally because the writing is alive and stunning' - The Sunday Times 

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ISBN: 9781471196553
Publication date: 14/04/2022
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471196553
Publication date: 14th April 2022
Author: Jenny Valentine
Illustrator: Claire Lefevre
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 9+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Funny, School Stories, Personal Social Health Economic
Collections: National Thank a Teacher Day is on 26th May!,

About Jenny Valentine

Jenny Valentine is an award-winning writer for Young Adults. Her first novel Finding Violet Park won the Guardian prize in 2007 and since then she has written many books, including Broken Soup and Fire Colour One, as well as young fiction series Iggy and Me. Her work has been published in 19 countries. In 2017 she was the Hay Festival International Fellow, spending the year meeting and learning from teenagers all over the world. She works to empower and give a voice to young people. She lives all over the place and has two daughters. Find Jenny on Instagram @jennyvalentinebook A Q&...

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