Gemma Alone Gemma finds the transition from being a glamorous child movie star to working as a student at a school for the performing arts requires hard work but she also enthusiastically joins her cousins in ho

  • Title: Gemma Alone
  • Author: Noel Streatfeild
  • ISBN: 9780440428657
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gemma finds the transition from being a glamorous child movie star to working as a student at a school for the performing arts requires hard work, but she also enthusiastically joins her cousins in honing their musical, dancing, and acting talents for a grand competition on television.

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      Published :2019-03-23T11:19:50+00:00

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    1. Third in the 'Gemma' series, the newer editions have changed the title to 'Gemma the Star'. This story involves Gemma starting to train at a local drama school, only to be offered a film role as ‘Rebecca of Sunnybrook farm’. Lydia, meanwhile, disobeys her ballet teacher and has to suffer the consequences in the name of learning some self-discipline, and Ann, the wonderful singer, has to let her parents know that she doesn’t want to go to music college, but to study at university. There are [...]

    2. The four Gemma books are an easy read, and effectively tell one longer story about Gemma's stay with the Robinsons. I know we're not supposed to like the Gemma books, because they are all modern; and my copies had the photo cover and the Betty Maxey illustrations, so they even looked a bit rubbishy. But I always liked the Robinson family, who lived in a fairly ordinary house like ours, and went to a comprehensive school like we did. Obviously we weren't as fabulously talented as the Robinsons an [...]

    3. Just re-read this while on a visit home, after discovering it among a box of books in the attic! First read when I was about 14.Probably lesser known than the other Streatfield books such as "Ballet Shoes" but a similar type of story. Precocious, but charming, youngsters discovering their talents and working towards their dreams. A lovely read.

    4. I have always loved Noel Streatfeild's books and as a child I got my library to ILL them for me or hunted through second hand book stores to find all of them. She tells the perfect "girls stories". I was always able to find one character in each book that was my favorite. They definitely stand up to re-reads.

    5. Not as good as most of Streatfeild's other books. Gemma just wasn't as interesting or as likeable as most of her other girls, and the setting was getting a bit too modern for the old-fashioned charm to still be there.

    6. Enjoyed more than Gemma and Sisters. Still light reading - I didn't actually realize that it was published as long ago as it was, but it explains why mum bought them in the first place - she must have read them as a teenager.

    7. Gemma, fresh from starring as Lady Jane Grey at the Comprehensive, is now starting at a new school — the local drama school. And this time she will be using her own name. Her cousin Lydia is joining her, on a scholarship from Miss Arrowhead, Lydia's ballet teacher. But much as she loves it, it isn't quite what Gemma expected, and some storms result.Gemma isn't the only one with issues. When Robin and Nigs get a chance at an audition, the results are not quite what they anticipate.(And in this [...]

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