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Chloe has been desperate to win a place in the all-important Rising Stars concert ever since she started at Rockley Park School, so she is thrilled to find that she and Danny have been chosen to take part. But when she realises she will have to sing with a band, she is horrified. It’s just not what she’s used to and rehearsals are a disaster - she even falls out with Danny. Can they make up, and make a success of their most important performance to date? Talent, stardom, hard work and heartache... welcome to Fame School! Getting a place at Rockley Park school for talented young performers involves struggle and sacrifice, and that's just the beginning! Life at Rockley Park is packed full of new friends, potential enemies, crises and triumphs.

Book information

Age
9+
Key Stage
KS2/3 E
Accelerated Reader level
5.1 MY
Paperback
ISBN: 9780746073032
Extent: 128 pages
Dimensions: 198 x 130mm

Author information

Cindy Jefferies

Cindy Jefferies is a fresh and funny voice in children’s writing. She comes from a musical background, went to school with Cozy Powell, and was inspired to write Fame School by her involvement with her youngest son’s rock band, Stitch. Cindy's varied career has included being a Venetian-mask maker and a video DJ. She decided to write Fame School after experiencing the ups and downs of her children, who have all been involved in the music business. Her insight into the lives of wannabe pop stars and her own musical background means that Cindy knows how exciting and demanding the quest for fame and fortune can be. Cindy lives on a farm in Gloucestershire, where the animal noises, roaring tractors and rehearsals of her son’s indie-rock band, all help her write!

Visit www.cindyjefferies.co.uk to find out more.

Reader reviews

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“fame school”
This book is fantastic! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“Heart Magazine:search for a star”
This book was AWESOME!! I liked it when Ellie got an e-mail from Pop and Lolly.

Press reviews

“Who remembers Fame on television? Even those who are too young will be pleased to welcome Cindy Jefferies' new Fame School series, which will follow Chloe and her friends from their acceptance at Rockley Park School to eventual fame (maybe). The glittery jackets will attract girls who are drawn to follow in Chloe's footsteps. The series has its practical side. Jefferies' children are involved in the music business and she has learned from their experiences. The message is positive and helpful; the story is fast-moving, involving and sure enough to leave readers eager for more.”

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  • Usborne Quicklinks
    Go to the Usborne Quicklinks Website for links to websites where you can make music online and find out more about being a pop star and performing arts schools.
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