Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson
  

Illustrated Mum

Written by Jacqueline Wilson

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The story of Dolphin, a young girl living in the wake of her mother's depression, and her sister Star, who is on the verge of adulthood. Both cope with living in a very dysfunctional household where their tattoo-crazy mum has real difficulties in coping too.

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Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson

The story of Dolphin, a young girl living in the wake of her mother's depression, and her sister Star, who is on the verge of adulthood. Both cope with living in a very dysfunctional household where their tattoo-crazy mum has real difficulties in coping too.

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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

About the Author

Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson was our Guest Editor in February 2012. Click here to see her selection of books.

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.

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.

2011 saw the 20th Anniversary of her best known novel, The Story of Tracy Beaker,which is not only still hugely popular but has given life to two sequels and an award-winning TV series for CBBC.

Click here to download an interview with Jacqueline.

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Format

Paperback
320 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Jacqueline Wilson
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Author's Website

www.jacquelinewilson.co.uk/

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Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Publication date

2nd March 2000

ISBN

9780440867814

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