Fashion fairy tales really can happen…

Nonie, Edie and Jenny are three best friends with big dreams. Nonie’s a trendsetter with a passion for fashion. Humanitarian Edie is on a mission to save the world. And budding actress Jenny has just landed a small part in a Hollywood blockbuster! But then they meet a young African refugee called Crow at the Victoria and Albert Museum – a girl wearing pink fairy wings and sketching a dress. Together, the girls get the chance to do something truly wonderful, which will rock all their dreams!

Winner of The Times Children’s Fiction Competition 2009.

“It was a treat … elegant and funny and has real narrative verve” David Almond, author of “Skellig”

“It’s a fairytale with heart and wit” Amanda Craig, Times

“A magical tale about four girls and their amazing adventure with fashion.” BLISS magazine

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  • loved it

    threads is a great book! I recommend this book for girls who love fashion! its about three girls who are best friends- nonnie,jenny, and eddie.they meet a young refugee girl, and then their lives change! read threads by sophia bennett to find out more! there is another two books after threads- threads- beads bangles and boys threads- cant remeber what its called… im currently looking for them

    2 June 2014

  • review for last book in this trilogy

    Yay! It’s finally here! I’ve been waiting for this book to be published since about this time last year! Maybe even longer.

    Sequins, Stars and Spotlights is all about….well, sequins stars and spotlights! This novel seemed to mainly focus on Nonie and Jenny. The girls are all moving on with their careers….except Nonie. Nonie feels stuck. She’s working temprorarily at Miss Teen but all she’s doing is making the tea for the ‘important people.’ Suddenly, she doesn’t know what to do with her life. But all of that is put on hold when her friends start having problems that need to be solved. Jenny admits to something very serious (an amazing and surprising twist.) which almost causes a fall-out between them all. Edie becomes very tired with everything (running her blog, applying for universities, running campaignes, helping her friends, studying, trying to save the world….the usual.) Everything’s happening at once. Will the girls stay friends and manage their lives at the same time?

    AMAZING. The twists in this book, the new characters, the cover, the designs….it’s all amazing. I actually have no complaints about this book, it was fabulous in every way. :) Something extra special about this book is that the (gorgeous) dress on the cover was designed by Sophia Bennett’s competition winner Jewel. I think the dress Jewel designed is fabulous, she did a great job. :)

    This novel is everything I expected and more. It was great! I definitely recommend it for fashion-lovers world wide. I LOVE IT!!! :) 1000000/10! (Or, in more sensible terms, 5/5. xD)

    4 March 2013

  • I think this is an amazing book. It’s incredable that Crow becomes a fashion designer at the age of 13 and all because she nedded help with reading practise too!!! All girls who like fashion should read this, I’m sure they’ll love it just as much as I did!!! :)

    19 August 2012

  • loved it

    I love this book it is a book for girls who love fashion and count me as one of them :)!

    22 September 2010

  • loved it

    if you have a passion for fashion you must read this book if you like to act you must read it i liked it and so will you

    7 October 2009

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    Sophia Bennett is the author of the award-winning novel Threads.


    Sophia Bennett won the Times Children’s Fiction Competition in 2009.

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