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Passion flower

Passion flower

Ure, Jean; Donnelly, Karen

For Stephanie, a hip 14-year-old, and Samantha, her ten-year-old sister, being stuck in the middle of their parents' problems is not what they need. When their dad decides to take them on a summer holiday, they jump at the chance - no rules, no hassle, no worries. But things never turn out the way they think

Book. English. Children's stories.
Published London: Collins, 2003
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Statement of responsibility: Jean Ure ; illustrated by Karen Donnelly
ISBN: 0007156197, 9780007156191
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 201 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Parents Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4
Interest Level: MY
Points: 6
Quiz Number: 216501

Author note

Jean Ure was born in Surrey and wrote her first novel when she was six years old. She spent her teenage years writing and had her first book published when she was sixteen.

Jean lives in a three-hundred-year-old house in the centre of Croydon with her husband and their family of rescued dogs and cats.

Description

The seventh title in Jean Ure's acclaimed series of humorous and poignant stories. There's trouble ahead when Steph and Sam's father embarks on a spot of kidnapping.

Of course, Mum shouldn't have thrown the frying pan at Dad. The day after she threw it, Dad left home.

Of course, Mum shouldn't have thrown the frying pan at Dad. The day after she threw it, Dad left home.

Parents! First they're together, then they're apart. For Stephanie, a hip fourteen year old, and Samantha, her ten-year-old sister, being stuck in the middle of their parent's problems is just what they need. Not. When Dad decides that what the girls really need is a summer holiday with him in Brighton, they jump at the chance. No rules, no hassle, no worries. But things never turn out the way you think, and Steph and Sam soon discover there's a lot more to being a family than they thought.

Jean Ure's diary series includes: Pumpkin Pie, Shrinking Violet, Skinny Melon and Me, The Secret Life of Sally Tomato, Becky Bananas, This is Your Life! and Fruit and Nutcase.

Reviews

Pumpkin Pie'Pumpkin Pie has the heroine I've been waiting for.' Times

Shrinking VioletGrown-ups love Bridget Jones' diary, but youngsters will adore Violet Alexander's.Liverpool Echo

.the story is timeless, the descriptions of the girls and their relationship spot on and it does a great job of selling the empowering nature of language and story.Books for Keeps

Excellent for any nine-up and will almost certainly lead to an addiction to Ure.Observer

Becky Bananas'The writing transcends any trace of heaviness.'Guardian

The Secret Life of Sally Tomato'Rhymes, sauciness, letters, irony, comedy, comic characters. a proper little turn-on for boys. A must-buy book.'Books for Keeps