A riveting middle grade school story set in the glamorous world of Bollywood: Book One of the new Bollywood Academy series by author Puneet Bhandal. 12-year-old Bela has always dreamed about becoming a famous Bollywood star, and now the opportunity might finally be within her grasp. When a reality TV show gives her the chance to dance in front of the nation, she knows that she is performing for a place at the most prestigious stage school in Mumbai. Can Bela win the Dance Starz competition to bag a place at the Bollywood Academy and move one step closer to her dreams of stardom? And will child star Monica, the most "in" girl at school, see her as a friend or a rival?
The Guardian, July 2022 Book of the Month. LoveReading4Kids July 2022 Debut of the Month.
“A deliciously readable addition to the stage-school story canon for song-and-dance fans of 7"—The Guardian.
For ages 8-12. Paperback, printed on sustainably sourced paper using plant-based inks. 264pp.