It looks as though success might be going to Gemma’s head. She’s played the lead in the school pageant, and was the organiser of the successful group, Gemma & Sisters. Now she’s off to drama school. What’s going to happen next?
Gemma is really looking forward to going to drama school. For the first time since she arrived to live with her cousins she can be herself – Gemma Bow, the child film-star. And before she’s had a chance even to settle in there comes the chance of the lead in the local pantomime! Gemma is delighted – until her mother phones from America, forbidding her to take it.
Gemma is furious, and sulks for weeks. Then by chance she meets Charles Rooke, who offers her the lead in his new TV series. Things suddenly start to look up again – and even more so when a record producer is very interested in Gemma & Sisters, the singing and dancing act. Life’s all roses for Gemma – or is it?
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“Noel Streatfeild’s position in the children’s book world is unique. She is endlessly inventive, full of verve and a real understanding of childhood. Her stories are rich in documentary interest and entertainment, escapism of a most satisfying sort.”
Noel Streatfeild, the plain middle child between two talented and pretty sisters, trained at RADA and acted for nine years before writing Ballet Shoes, an instant bestseller, in 1936. As vicarage daughter, factory girl, actress, model, social worker, writer, and crusader for good books, Noel touched many aspects of life. Her experiences enriched her stories, which were so popular that, by her eightieth birthday, she had earned herself the title of “a national monument”. Noel was awarded the Carnegie Medal in 1939 and died in 1986.
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Book Description Collins, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000671496X
Book Description Collins, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11000671496X