Starring Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson

Starring Tracy Beaker

Written by Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by Nick Sharratt
Part of the Tracy Beaker Series

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New adventures for Tracy Beaker while she’s still in The Dumping Ground. Tracy loves acting and is determined to get a part in the school Christmas play. Will they let her have a part despite her bad behavior? Amazingly, Tracy gets to be the star! Lots could go wrong but, supported by Cam who is about to foster her, Tracy does everything she can to make her performance a success. There’s just one thing missing - will her glamorous Mum turn up?

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If you’ve not heard of Jacqueline Wilson’s brilliant character Tracy Beaker then I urge you to get this book now and introduce her to any girl from 7 upwards. This is Jacqueline’s first Tracy Beaker novel for quite a long time and for my daughter she says it’s as good, possibly even better than the previous Tracy Beaker’s.

Full of happiness and sadness, hilarity and heart-break it’s sure-fire winner.


Starring Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson

Presents a story following Tracy Beaker through ups and downs, laughs and tears. In this book, Tracy Beaker is desperate for a role of Ebeneezer Scrooge in her school play. And she wants to know if her film-star mum makes it back from Hollywood in time to watch her in her starring role.

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Funny and entertaining ... I'd definitely recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars! TBK This hilarious and heartbreaking new story from the bestselling, award-winning, Jacqueline Wilson, follows her most popular character through ups and downs, laughs and tears. Fifteen years on from her first appearance on the page, Tracy Beaker is as vibrant and entertaining as ever A heartwarming story of one of the UK's most favoured children's characters Headteacher Update

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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208 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)

Publication date

5th July 2007




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