The Rise and Rise of Tabitha Baird

Ruth Symes

"Delightful and candid, this uproarious tale will have you in tears"

‘Witty, wise and wonderful . . . Such fun!’ Miranda Hart.

When thirteen-year-old Tabitha’s parents split up, she’s forced to move down to London with her mum and brother. Sounds cool right? Well there’s just one teeny tiny hitch. They’re moving in with Gran . . . Mental, very much NOT cool Gran, who talks to (AND FOR) her knitwear-adorned dog Basil like he’s the son she never had. Worse still, her mum has decided to start writing an embarrassing blog (much of it about her teenage daughter) and her younger brother Luke’s favourite pastime seems to be ‘annoy Tab as much as humanly possible’.

All this embarrassment is particularly bad news as Tabitha has given herself a mission for her new school: to be the coolest, most popular girl there! Despite her family’s best efforts, things get off to a good start as Tab quickly makes friends with A’isha and Emz (and manages to avoid total losers like Grace). She seems to be on the rise and rise – even meeting cute dog walker Sam whilst out with Basil – but then disaster strikes. Is Tab about to find out the real cost of popularity?

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Publication Date: Thu 2 Oct 2014
ISBN Ebook: 9781848124202
ISBN Paperback: 9781848124196

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About Ruth Symes

Ruth Symes has written many novels and picture books, including the LITTLE REX and BELLA DONNA series for Piccadilly Press. She also writes dog books under the pseudonym Megan Rix, for Puffin, including the bestseller, THE PUPPY THAT CAME FOR CHRISTMAS. She was a resident writing coach on The Richard and Judy Show and was a judge on their Write a Children's Short Story competition. Follow Ruth at  www.ruthsymes.com or on Twitter: @ruth_symes.