Age range: 8+ Price: £3.99
A girl called Simone Wibberley, her friends, family and school. The book is set out as a series of letters, first between Simone and Jem Cakebread, the director of a theatre company and then between Simone and her best friend Chloe Shepherd. It is illustrated throughout with drawings by Sue Heap.
|'Wickedly perceptive about school life, the 10 year old female psyche and parental separation, this is a laugh-out-loud, feel good book written with a vivacious wit.'
Michael Thorn, TES Primary
'This would be a good choice for a class read aloud.'
'I got Simone's Letters for Christmas and thought it was excellent. Simone was really funny. I have read lots of books written in letters but this one is my favourite. I also like the illustrations.'
Connie Primmer, age 11
I was still at Besthorpe when we took the school to see a production of Rumpelstiltskin. It was brilliant but being a typical teacher I ruined it all by making everyone write about it afterwards. We posted the letters to the theatre company but they never wrote back. As a teacher I thought that was rude but as a writer it gave me this great idea for a story...
|Nominated for the Carnegie medal|