Skylar and the K-pop Headteacher: eBook (Reflowable ePub)

By Luan Goldie

K-Pop meets Freaky Friday in a hilarious middle-grade body swap adventure from a Costa-winning author, perfect for fans of Jenny Pearson and David Solomons.

When 11-year-old K-Pop obsessed Skylar inexplicably switches bodies with her super strict 71-year-old headteacher, Ms Callus, she’s thrown into a hilarious world of dancing old ladies gone viral and school rules thrown out the window, as she tries to figure out how on earth to swap back! But then the chance to meet her favourite boyband AZ8 in real life changes everything, and Skylar must decide whether her K-Pop dream come true is worth risking being stuck as an old lady for ever… Singing with laugh-out-loud moments, this is a joyful and uplifting tale of friendship, fandom and chasing your dreams.

Categories: Ebooks

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Reflowable
  • ISBN: 9781529521085
  • Published: 07 Mar 2024
  • Price: £7.99
  • Pages: 272

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Customer reviews


'It is hilarious, it sparkles with mischief… For music fans, fans of books that will very definitely make you laugh and curious readers this book is going to be a hit.' Armadillo Magazine

'This is an absolutely hilarious book. All that talk about K-pop is going to make this a surefire huge hit among my students.' NetGalley Reviewer

'A K-Poptastic caper reminiscent of Freaky Friday and 13 Going on 30… This light-hearted novel will appeal to anyone age 9-11 with a love of K-Pop and to all fans of the Big/17 Again/Freaky Friday genre of film. We enjoyed it more than the 'AZ8 The Remixes' Remixed Playlist and whether you are a Glow or a Flossie, you will stan this book!' NetGalley Reviewer

'It is hilarious, it sparkles with mischief… For music fans, fans of books that will very definitely make you laugh and curious readers this book is going to be a hit.' Armadillo Magazine

'This body swap story is great fun and encouraged a slightly reluctant reader to enjoy books again. We both laughed aloud many times.' Toppsta Reviewer

'A delightful fusion of cultural exploration and heartwarming friendship… What makes this book truly special is its celebration of Korean culture and the global phenomenon of K-Pop. Goldie seamlessly weaves in elements of Korean language, music, and traditions, offering readers an immersive experience that educates and entertains in equal measure. Through themes of friendship, perseverance, and embracing diversity, "Skylar and the K-Pop Headteacher" delivers a powerful message that resonates with readers of all ages.' Toppsta Reviewer

'Such a fun, light-hearted read. Great addition to the school library and loved the K-POP theme of the book. Had some funny moments. Easy read, read this in one sitting! Definitely recommend this middle grade book!' Toppsta Reviewer

'This story by Luan Goldie is an absolute delight… a story that is funny and thoughtful, with a believable young heroine, who just needs to broaden her horizons. It is highly recommended for middle grade readers.' Margaret Pemberton

'Brilliantly fun escapism. Full of unexpected hijinks and laugh-out-loud moments, it is also a story of empathy and discovering your true self.' Scope for Imagination

'Perfectly this captures the feeling of being obsessed with a band… if you enjoyed Turning Red I think you will LOVE this.' Golden Books Girl

'With lots of laugh-out-loud moments, this is a hilarious tale, at the heart of which is the importance of seeing things from another person’s viewpoint, friendship, self-belief and being true to yourself. Older KS2 readers will love it.' Red Reading Hub

'I recommend this very funny book with likeable young characters who are determined to make the most of their lives and who reluctantly learn to appreciate that the grown up world is not all bad.' The Letterpress Project

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