Becky Bananas - Jean Ure
A standout title in Jean Ure’s acclaimed series of humorous, delightful and poignant stories written in the form of diaries and letters which make them immediately accessible to children.
Becky Bananas is eleven years, nine months, three days and fourteen hours old and her great ambitions are:
•To visit the world-famous Wonderland theme park
•To star on the TV programme This Is Your Life
•To become a famous dancer
•And to be twelve
A poignant and heartwarming story of Becky Bananas, who has leukaemia.
“It’s always sad having to say goodbye to someone you love. But I wouldn’t have missed knowing someone like Becky for the world!” Jean Ure
“…the writing transcends any trace of heaviness.”
Fruit and Nutcase
“…this is an upbeat yet gritty story about the tenacity of love and the fact that life is never perfect.”
Scotland on Sunday
About the author
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 – an event that prompted her to leave school the following year to continue writing.
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.