For readers aged 9+ comes the second book in a sparkling new series about family, friends and finding the joy in life! From the mind of Guardian award-winning author Jenny Valentine, this is the perfect series for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Cath Howe and Lara Williamson!
Hi! My name is Joy Applebloom and I'm ten years old.
People say I am a ‘glass half full’ kind of person, which basically means I see the good in everything. And right now I’m going to need all my powers of positive thinking to fix a really tricky situation . . .
My new best friend Benny just hasn’t been himself lately. I have to find out what’s going on and bring back Benny’s special smile for good…
A heart-warming and positive story about family, friends and the importance of kindness with gorgeous illustrations from Claire Lefevre.
Praise for A Girl Called Joy:
'This book [. . .] is a delight for its warmth and humour, but principally because the writing is alive and stunning.’ The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week.
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 lives all over the place and has two daughters.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (August 19, 2021)