Sing If You Can't Dance book and activity pack

Sing If You Can't Dance book and activity pack

Alexia Casale
  • Includes an exclusive signed bookplate
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Empowering real-world novel for readers aged 12+

Older readers will find much to relate to in Sing If You Can't Dance by Alexia Casale, which comes with an accompanying activity pack, which we created for Parrot Street Book Club subscribers in November 2023.

Sing If You Can't Dance had us alternately laughing, crying and screaming with frustration! We love Ven, a hugely relatable lead character who we think young people will find inspiring. This is an emotional but ultimately hopeful novel that celebrates diversity and the power of young people to do good in the world."

An entirely original and much needed authentic perspective from a teenager coming to terms with her disability as she's coming of age.

Ven has her future all planned out. Her dance group is going places and so is she . . . Then she collapses. On stage.

In hospital, Ven discovers that she has a medical condition - one that threatens to ruin everything. No more dancing . . . walking is challenging enough. But she doesn't want your pity. Ven is determined to have a big, exciting life. Sure, her future might be different, but it's not over . . . Because if you can't dance, you can always sing!

Refreshing, uplifting and original, Sing if you Can't Dance is the unforgettable story of a teenager living life on her own terms.

Alexia Casale is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. She is the author of several books for young people and her debut adult novel will be published in 2024.

The activity pack includes an exclusive signed book plate, stickers, book club-style questions to ponder and a welcome note from Alexia Casale. There’s also a song lyric-inspired word puzzle to solve and a recipe for a delicious chocolate chip cookies, alongside jokes and further reading recommendations.

Activity packs are a handy A5 size and printed on uncoated paper which is fully recyclable.

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  • Standard UK Royal Mail delivery £2.99 (free on bookshop orders over £25)
  • UK Express delivery also available from £5.50
  • International shipping available to select destinations (calculated at checkout according to weight)

Our packs are wrapped in a simple paper sleeve and sent out in a cardboard book wrap – we would be so grateful if you could recycle both.

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We are a monthly book subscription by post for children aged 5 to 14, focused on helping families discover new and different chapter books.

This title was sent to subscribers in the Macaw reading group, aged roughly 12 to 14, who need books that feel grown-up but aren’t quite ready for all young adult books.

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