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Battle of the bands

Series: Fame School: Book 10
By Cindy Jefferies


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Chloe is thrilled that her band has won a prized place in an international Battle of the Bands competition. Every little detail has to be absolutely perfect for their performance, as the concert will be shown on TV all around the world. So when Chloe's special show-stopping dress is lost, it's a complete disaster!

Do they still stand a chance of winning the Battle of the Bands? 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

Key Stage
KS2/3 E
Accelerated Reader level
5.2 MY
ISBN: 9780746078839
Extent: 144 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!

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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, so each book leaves us with a chapter from the next one. In the second book, Rising Star, Chloe has made it to Rockley Park but loses her voice before the big concert and has to share a room with someone who's far from a friend.”


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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.