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A Room Full of Chocolate

Jane Elson

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 8 years, Fiction, Children's Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), School stories (Children's / Teenage)

A Goodnight Mister Tom for today.

Grace's fun-loving Mum has found a lump. Her north London world of sleepovers, tap dancing and playing the clarinet fall apart when she is sent to live with her grumpy old granddad on his farm in Yorkshire while her mother goes into hospital to get better.

Grace misses her mother so much it hurts, and doesn't quite understand what is happening to her. And things go from bad to worse when she starts school and becomes the bullies' latest target.

But Grace is no longer alone when she meets Rainbow Girl Megan and her pig, Claude - when she's with them she feels as if she can confront anything.

At Easter time when Grace misses her mum the most, she knows she must find a way to get to London. With Megan's help, she hatches a plan to run away that involves Claude, chocolate Easter eggs and a risky ID swap. But it's all worth it if it means that she finally gets to see her mum ...

A gorgeous story of courage and friendship that will tug at your heart strings.

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Jane Elson

After performing as an actress and comedy improviser, Jane fell into writing stories and plays. Her have won many awards and she has twice been nominated for the Carnegie Medal.
Jane is loud and proud about her dyslexia and when not writing likes to mentor Neurodiverse young people and promote the gift of alternative thinking. She is honoured the platform Women Beyond The Box elected her as one of the top 50 Neurodivergent Women influences.
Jane is an advocate for charities close to her heart such as Nacoa and All Dogs Matter - whose dog shows she has lots of fun judging!

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