For readers aged 9+ comes a sparkling new series about family, friends and finding the joy in life! From the mind of award-winning author Jenny Valentine, this is the perfect series for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Cath Howe and Lara Williamson!
Meet ten-year-old Joy Applebloom, a girl with a knack for finding the silver lining in even the darkest of rainclouds.
After years of travelling the world, Joy and her family have moved to suburbia – back to school, back to her grumpy, rule-obsessed grandad and back to normality.
Flying high on the success of saving a local tree from being pulled down, Joy finds her usual positivity returning, but something’s wrong with Benny. Can Joy help, or is this one silver lining even Joy can’t find?
Includes beautiful illustrations from Claire Lefevre.
Jenny Valentine is an award-winning writer for Young Adults. Her first novel Finding Violet Park won the Guardian prize in 2007 and since then she has written many books, including Broken Soup and Fire Colour One, as well as young fiction series Iggy and Me. Her work has been published in 19 countries. In 2017 she was the Hay Festival International Fellow, spending the year meeting and learning from teenagers all over the world. She works to empower and give a voice to young people. She lives all over the place and has two daughters.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (August 5, 2021)