Publication date: August 2009
World Rights Rights sold: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mainland China, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain (Catalan & Spanish), UK Audio, UK TV, USA
Nonie’s passion is fashion. Humanitarian Edie wants to save the world. And budding actress Jenny has just landed a small part in a Hollywood blockbuster.
But when these three friends meet a young African refugee girl called Crow, sketching a dress at the Victoria and Albert Museum, they get the chance to pool their talents and do something truly wonderful, proving that fashion fairy tales really can happen.
Vibrant, contemporary and engaging, this - the winner of the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2009 - is a wonderfully haute couture read for girls 10+.
And so she comes.
She looks at my wall of Vogue photo shoots and my other wall of costume exhibition posters from the V&A, and I can tell she’s in heaven. She snuggles herself into my favourite purple velvet armchair and tells us about growing up in Uganda, where her parents are, and