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ILLUSTRATED MUM_ THE - JACQUELINE WILSON

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Published: 1st March 2007
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`"It's like you're the mum" Marigold wept.

It was another game she sometimes liked to play. I decided it was my best chance of getting us home.'

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Dolphin adores Marigold, her beautiful, vibrant mother.

She's not like the other mums.

She has vivid tattoos all over her body, bright hair and wonderful clothes.

But Dolphin's sister, Star, feels differently.

Marigold may look amazing, but living with her fiery, unpredictable moods can be hard.

As much as the girls love Marigold, is she the right person to be looking after them?

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Jacqueline Wilson's classic children's story is an optimistic, heart breaking tale about family, mental health and strong sisterly love.

For fans of Tracy Beaker, The Bed and Breakfast Star and Double Act, this is a must have book for every young reader.

"Undoubtedly her best yet - single mum, feisty daughter, jaunty style - but there is a darker thread running through it" * Sunday Telegraph * "A book that children will respond to and be empowered by . . . A powerfully portrayed, sometimes shocking but ultimately uplifting story, this is a book not to be missed" * The Bookseller * "Darker, shocking in its exposure of the vulnerability of streetwise kids who have to seem tough, luridly well-written yet curiously as sentimental as Dickens" * Financial Times * "More than lives up the expectations of the many readers eagerly waiting for her new book . . . disturbingly perceptive and provocative" * Guardian * "Wilson is doing something important and rare. Not content to stand still, she's widening and deepening the scope of her work while maintaining its central hold on her readers. She's so good, it's exhilarating" * Guardian *

Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath in 1945, but spent most of her childhood in Kingston-on-Thames. She always wanted to be a writer and wrote her first ‘novel’ when she was nine, filling in countless Woolworths’ exercise books as she grew up. As a teenager she started work for a magazine publishing company and then went on to work as a journalist on Jackie magazine (which she was told was named after her!) before turning to writing novels full-time.

One of Jacqueline’s most successful and enduring creations has been the famous Tracy Beaker, who first appeared in 1991 in The Story of Tracy Beaker. This was also the first of her books to be illustrated by Nick Sharratt. Since then Jacqueline has been on countless awards shortlists and has gone on to win many awards. The Illustrated Mum won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award, the 1999 Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards and was also shortlisted for the 1999 Whitbread Children’s Book Award. Double Act won the prestigious Smarties Medal and the Children’s Book Award as well as being highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. The Story of Tracy Beaker won the 2002 Blue Peter People’s Choice Award.

Jacqueline is one of the nation’s favourite authors, and her books are loved and cherished by young readers not only in the UK but all over the world. According to a recent Mori poll, Jacqueline was voted English children favourite children’s author. She has sold millions of books and in the UK alone the total stands at over 25 million!

In 2002 Jacqueline was awarded the OBE for services to literacy in schools and from 2005 to 2007 she was the Children’s Laureate. In 2008 she became Dame Jacqueline Wilson.

Visit Jacqueline Wilson's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780440867814
ISBN-10: 0440867819
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st March 2007
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.6  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1