Author(s): Lyn Gardner
Jack Marvell's latest stunt is to stay up on a high-wire for thirty days and nights. Olivia is worried for her father, but very proud of him. But then the rumours start, claiming that Jack's cheating. Olivia must give her all to her role in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and also prove to the world that her father is no fraudster -
'This is a gripping story with a sharp eye for the power struggles within the classroom.' - The Guardian 'with it's stage-school setting it is strongly reminiscent of Noel Streatfield - It has all the classic ingredients for nine-year-olds' - The Telegraph 'A story of friendship and family with a heady backdrop of theatre and dance.' - The Bookseller 'A hugely enjoyable, escapist, quite traditional series of children's books - I felt as though I was 10 years old again.' - The Stage
Lyn Gardner was born in London and now lives near Richmond Park with her partner and two daughters. A theatre critic on the Guardian, she goes to the theatre five or six nights a week, which should leave no time for writing books at all. But, apart from the Olivia books, she has also managed to write two other novels for children: Into the Woods and Out of the Woods. Her ambitions are to learn to tap dance and walk the high wire, but it may have to be a very low wire because she is a bit scared of heights!