Hi! I'm Charlie (DON'T call me Charlotte - ever!). History is boring, right? Wrong! The Victorians weren't all deadly dull and drippy. Lottie certainly isn't. She's eleven - like me - but she's left school and has a job as a nursery maid. Her life is really hard, just work work work, but I bet she'd know what to do about my mum's awful boyfriend and his wimpy little son. I bet she wouldn't mess it all up like I do...
About The Author
JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author. THE ILLUSTRATED MUM was chosen as British Children’s Book of the Year in 1999 and was winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award 2000. Jacqueline has won the prestigious Smarties Prize and the Children’s Book Award for DOUBLE ACT, which was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. In 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was made a Dame.
"Wilson deserves her popularity - even the most resistant page-turner would find this difficult to put down" The Sunday Times "The trick of writing as a child is not easy to pull off, but Wilson does it triumphantly" Independent on Sunday "Her latest vivid, superbly observed story of real life" The Times "A touching tale ... Written in a first-person voice of disarming honesty, the book rings true through all its many layers" Guardian "Jacqueline Wilson's clever interweaving of the modern and Victorian story lines makes this book especially satisfying. Nick Sharratt's delightful line drawings help to make the text accessible to a very wide range of readers, who will find this first rate novel both intuitive and humorous" Carousel
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 9th October 2008
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.5 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.146