Skinny Melon And Me

Paperback | March 3, 2015

byJean Ure

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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 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?

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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 mother has just re-married, much to Cherry's disgust. The worst thing about her step-father is his name: Roland Butter. Can you imagin...

Jean Ure was born in Surrey and, when growing up, knew that she was going to be a writer or a ballet dancer. She began writing when she was six years old and had her first book published while she was still at school. Jean is a vegan and animal lover. She lives with her husband, seven dogs and four cats in a 300 year old house in Croyd...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pagesPublished:March 3, 2015Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:000742485X

ISBN - 13:9780007424856

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"Jean Ure's books are funny, funky, feisty - and fantastic reads!" - Jacqueline WilsonPraise for Passion Flower:"A funny and realistic read - we loved it." - MizzPraise for Pumpkin Pie:"The heroine I've been waiting for." - TimesPraise for Shrinking Violet:"Excellent for any nine-up and will almost certainly lead to an addiction to Ure." - The ObserverPraise for Becky Bananas:"The writing transcends any trace of heaviness." - The GuardianAnd jere's just a sample of what children are saying about Jean's fantastic new character-led series, 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