Star Turn by Ursula Jones

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Set against the backdrop of grimy, coal-blackened 1930’s Britain, The Youngstars tells the story of a variety troupe of teenagers, hauled around the country by their harsh and demanding ‘maestro’ Mr Piggott (known as ‘The Pig’).
 

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Ursula Jones wanted to be a vet when she grew up, and then she went to drama school and became an actress instead. She has written a number of plays for children, but "The Witch's Children is her first picture book. Ms. Jones lives in France, on the edge of the forest of Vaour.Russell Ayto has illustrated more than a dozen books for children, including "Cinderella and the Hot Air Balloon, You'll Grow Soon, Alex, and "Farmer Smart's Fat Cat. He lives in Cornwall, England, with his wife and their two children.
 
Published September 1, 2012 by Inside Pocket Publishing. 367 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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If you meet your double, does it mean one of you must die?

Jan 18 2013 | Read Full Review of Star Turn

Gr 6–8—Ollie, 12, belongs to a professional juvenile troupe that tours England in the 1930s. He revels in his work but lives in fear of his father and manager, Mr. Pigott. Ralph, a spoiled rich boy, glimpses Ollie through a train window and notices their striking resemblance. Egged on by his new ...

Jul 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Star Turn

Gr 6–8—Ollie, 12, belongs to a professional juvenile troupe that tours England in the 1930s. He revels in his work but lives in fear of his father and manager, Mr. Pigott. Ralph, a spoiled rich boy, glimpses Ollie through a train window and notices their striking resemblance. Egged on by his new ...

Jul 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Star Turn

Gr 6–8—Ollie, 12, belongs to a professional juvenile troupe that tours England in the 1930s. He revels in his work but lives in fear of his father and manager, Mr. Pigott. Ralph, a spoiled rich boy, glimpses Ollie through a train window and notices their striking resemblance. Egged on by his new ...

Jul 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Star Turn

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