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Skinny Melon and Me

Written by Jean Ure

Skinny Melon and Me Synopsis

This is the first title in Jean Ure's acclaimed series of humorous, delightful and poignant stories written in the form of diaries and letters which make them immediately accessible to children. Cherry's teacher has told her that keeping a diary is a good way to unclog your head -- and Cherry certainly has a lot on her mind! Cherry's mother has just re-married, much to Cherry's disgust. The worst thing about her step-father is his name: Roland Butter. Can you imagine? Cherry's best friend, Skinny Melon, is a sounding board for all Cherry's angsts -- Roland's allergies for one -- who wants a wimpy step-father, all sniffly and red-eyed? All this and curried compost school dinners to contend with. But when Roland starts sending Cherry coded messages, her curiosity is aroused. Will she ever learn to live with, and even like, Roland Butter?

Skinny Melon and Me Press Reviews

Fruit and Nutcase !this is an upbeat yet gritty story about the tenacity of love and the fact that life is never perfect. Scotland on Sunday Becky Bananas ..the writing transcends any trace of heaviness. Guardian

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007121526
Publication date: 1st January 2002
Author: Jean Ure
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages

About Jean Ure

Jean Ure was born in Surrey and wrote her first novel when she was six years old. She spent her teenage years writing and had her first book published when she was sixteen -- an event that prompted her to leave school the following year to continue writing. Jean lives in a three-hundred-year-old house in the centre of Croydon with her husband and their family of rescued dogs and cats.

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