In this lively, heartwarming story which has parallels with the classic Little Women, five sisters share one hope, that their actor father can come home and live with them all again. A delightful family story with echoes of a classic tale. Four sisters, each with their own particular hopes, ambitions and dreams, are living with their actress mother in London. As they listen to her learning her lines for her new play, LITTLE WOMEN, they realise the strong parallels between the sisters in the classic novel, and their own lives. Their father is away from home -- in the States trying to make it as an actor -- and the girls miss him dreadfully. Together, using all their individual talents,to devise a plan to try and reunite their parents. A hearwarming, funny and lively family story which, although it has parallels with LITTLE WOMEN, quickly establishes its own very contemporary voice.
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Jean Ure was born in Surrey and wrote her first novel when she was six years old. She spent her teenage years writing and had her first book published when she was sixteen.
Jean lives in a three-hundred-year-old house in the centre of Croydon with her husband and their family of rescued dogs and cats.Review:
‘A funny and realistic read – we loved it.’ Mizz
‘Pumpkin Pie has the heroine I've been waiting for.' Times
Grown-ups love Bridget Jones’ diary, but youngsters will adore Violet Alexander’s.
...the story is timeless, the descriptions of the girls and their relationship spot on and it does a great job of selling the empowering nature of language and story.
Books for Keeps
Excellent for any nine-up and will almost certainly lead to an addiction to Ure. Observer
‘The writing transcends any trace of heaviness.’ Guardian
The Secret Life of Sally Tomato
‘Rhymes, sauciness, letters, irony, comedy, comic characters... a proper little turn-on for boys. A must-buy book.’ Books for Keeps
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