Fizzypop (Frankie Foster #1)
The first book about ten-year-old FRANKIE FOSTER -- the girl who wants to help, but ends up causing chaos! Frankie Foster loves fixing people's problems. Her help might not always be welcome -- and she might cause the odd total disaster -- but Frankie always fixes things. Eventually! It all started with the "My Beginnings" essays that Frankie and her classmates had to write for English. Her best friend, Jem, wrote all about how she felt being adopted and it was so good it got chosen to be read out at the end of term Speech Day! But writing the essay stirs up some questions for Jem, and she starts wondering about the identity of her biological mum. Needless to say, Frankie jumps at the chance to uncover the mystery and makes it her mission to reunite mother and daughter! regardless of the consequences!
"Jean Ure's books are funny, funky, feisty - and fantastic reads!" -- Jacqueline Wilson Praise for Passion Flower: "A funny and realistic read -- we loved it." -- Mizz Praise for Pumpkin Pie: "The heroine I've been waiting for." -- Times Praise for Shrinking Violet: "Excellent for any nine-up and will almost certainly lead to an addiction to Ure." -- The Observer Praise for Becky Bananas: "The writing transcends any trace of heaviness." -- The Guardian Here's just a sample of what children are saying about Frankie Foster: "Amazing! Full of shocks and surprises on every page!" Beth, age 9 "Fizzy Pop was so exciting, I couldn't put it down!" Emily, age 11 "Frankie Foster steps out of the pages of this spell-binding book and comes to life." Imogen, age 12 "As soon as I opened Fizzy Pop I knew this was going to be a fantastic read! The words spoke out to me. It all started off with a genuinely lovely girl trying to do the right thing! and failing! From the very first word Frankie spoke, I realised she was going to be my friend. I felt honoured to be part of her journey and I am sure many other readers will feel the same." Imogen, age 12 "Original, funny and well-written, you just can't put Fizzy Pop down. You can imagine the setting so vividly and I got to know the characters easily. I thought the book was funny and loved the feel-good story. I loved getting to know the characters through the story, especially Frankie and her here-to-help attitude was really hilarious. The book was a real page-turner, I read it in one night it was that captivating." Beth, age 9 "This book is addictive! It's funny and brilliant with great characters and a fantastic storyline. Frankie Foster's adventures are gripping with lots of twists -- I could not put it down!" Zoe, age 12
Jean Ure was born in Surrey and, when growing up, knew that she was going to be a writer or a ballet dancer. She began writing when she was six years old and had her first book published while she was still at school. Jean is a vegan and animal lover. She lives with her husband, seven dogs and four cats in a 300 year old house in Croydon