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Charm School
     

Charm School

by Anne Fine
 

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I am NOT going to Charm School.... But Bonny’s mother needs her to take a one-day class and Charm School is all there is. Can Bonny cope with listening to Mrs Opalene’s Handy Hints (like “how to bleach your elbows”!)? And what about the other girls — the awful, self-obsessed little princesses who really want to win the

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I am NOT going to Charm School.... But Bonny’s mother needs her to take a one-day class and Charm School is all there is. Can Bonny cope with listening to Mrs Opalene’s Handy Hints (like “how to bleach your elbows”!)? And what about the other girls — the awful, self-obsessed little princesses who really want to win the “Glistering Tiara.” After Bonny’s day there, Charm School will never be the same again...

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Bonny's day in Charm School turns out to be even worse than she expected with a group of beautiful but vain and back-stabbing girls all vying for the coveted "Glistering Tiara" of Charm School. Luckily Bonny is able to escape backstage to deal with the sound and lighting instead of being forced to listen to constant talk about cosmetics, diets, and how to act like a little lady. The girls are ruthlessly mean to each other as they try to make the others insecure before the big show. Bonny tries to be friends with one of the girls, but they end up having a fierce quarrel that takes forgiveness on both sides to overcome. Bonny perseveres in her attempts to get the girls to lighten up and care more about their talent than their appearance. The result is an entirely original and hilarious show for the "Glistering Tiara" that no one will soon forget. English actress Prunella Scale narrates British author Anne Fine's story with different voices that reveal the personality of each character. Realistic sound effects enhance the story as Bonny mans the backstage booth. This is a light-hearted look at friendship, beauty pageants, and the beauty industry from the perspective of an ordinary English girl who is more self-assured that she realizes.-Teresa Wittmann, Westgate Elementary School, Edmonds, WA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
“This ultra-modern tale sparkles and crackles from page one to a dramatic finale.”
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"[Anne Fine] produces a subtle and absorbing tale."
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Praise for Up on Cloud Nine:

“England’s Children’s Laureate again exercises her unsurpassed gift for memorable, complex character studies.”
Kirkus Reviews, Starred

“Fine outdoes herself here.”
The Horn Book Magazine, Starred

“Completely absorbing.”
School Library Journal, Starred

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754061762
Publisher:
AudioGO
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Edition description:
LARGEPRINT
Pages:
241

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