Sophia Bennett
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UK Price: £6.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 10+
Size: 198x129mm
Extent: 272pp
ISBN: 978-1-905294-98-5
Publication date: August 2009
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Nonie’s passion is fashion. Humanitarian Edie wants to save the world. And budding actress Jenny has just landed a small part in a Hollywood blockbuster.

But when these three friends meet a young African refugee girl called Crow, sketching a dress at the Victoria and Albert Museum, they get the chance to pool their talents and do something truly wonderful, proving that fashion fairy tales really can happen.

Vibrant, contemporary and engaging, this - the winner of the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2009 - is a wonderfully haute couture read for girls 10+.

'Exhilarating, entertaining and refreshing … '
Jonathan Douglas, National Literary Trust
Winner of the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2009
Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2010
'A treat ... elegant and funny and has real narrative verve. '
David Almond
'Great fun. It goes at a cracking pace and girls will love it.'
Dame Jacqueline Wilson

And so she comes.

She looks at my wall of Vogue photo shoots and my other wall of costume exhibition posters from the V&A, and I can tell she’s in heaven. She snuggles herself into my favourite purple velvet armchair and tells us about growing up in Uganda, where her parents are, and

"One day I had an idea for a story about a girl who was a secret fashion designer ... This was the book that changed my life."


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