Cloudberry Castle

Janey Louise Jones

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Katie Mackenzie would love to transform a crumbly old castle into a wonderful ballet school. How can she stop her parents from selling it? A delightful ballet story, full of gorgeous girly charm.

198 x 130 mm
Floris Books
Young Kelpies
Age Range:
From 6 to 9 years
176 pages
Publication date:
30 Sep 2010
Cloudberry Castle


Katie Mackenzie has always dreamed of being a prima ballerina like her mother. When their neighbour Dr Campbell dies, much to their surprise he leaves Cloudberry Castle to the Mackenzie family. Katie is devastated at the loss of her old friend, but soon her plans for transforming the crumbly old castle into the most wonderful ballet school in Scotland flood her mind!

But Katie's parents can't afford to run a huge castle, and decide to sell. As Katie struggles to put off potential buyers -- with ghosts, squatters and funny smells -- her ballet school hopes begin to fade. Will her dream of the Cloudberry School of Dance ever come true?

A delightful ballet story, full of gorgeous girly charm.


'This is a story of believing you can do anything you want, not necessarily easily, this isn't a place for dreamers, but with sensible research and planning. It's a hopeful message.'
-- Suse Coon, Lothian Life

'... a super adventure story which young girls will love.'
-- Creative Steps, Jan/Feb 2011

'Cloudberry Castle is a delicious chapter book about an irrepressible, spunky heroine... young girls aged 8-12 will love following the dreams and schemes of Katie through to their satisfying conclusion. 'Cloudberry Castle' contains just the right mix of hardships with joy, disappointments with developments, and creative vision spiced with fun, talent and artistry.'
-- Midwest Book Review

' It's a story to delight girls'.
-- The Yellow Brick Road

'Cloudberry Castle is wonderful.'
-- Crazed Mind blog


Janey Louise Jones was born in Edinburgh and brought up in East Lothian. She has been writing stories since she was seven. Her hugely popular Princess Poppy series has sold over two million copies to date and has been translated into several languages. Janey is married with three sons. An enthusiastic ballerina as a child, she still adores the world of ballet. She is the author of two other books in the Cloudberry Castle series: Ballet School Secrets and Ballerina Dreams.


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