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Illustrated ByNick Sharratt
PublisherDoubleday Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Books
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Publication date2nd February 2012
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The Worst Thing About My Sister
Written by: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by: Nick Sharratt
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Julia Eccleshare's comment:
Best-selling Jacqueline Wilson understands perfectly how the needle sharp jealousy of sisters is matched only by the strength of their underlying affection. Marty and Melissa are not in the least little bit like each other; Marty is a tomboy and Melissa is as girlie as a girl can be. What on earth will happen when they have to share a bedroom? What looks like a disaster turns out surprisingly well as the girls learn just how important they are to one another – despite their differences!Who is Julia Eccleshare ?
SynopsisThe Worst Thing About My Sister by Jacqueline Wilson
For Marty, having to share her bunk beds and lose her private sanctuary turns out to be the very worst thing about having a sister. But when an accident happens, the sisters realise they are closer than they thought.
'Wilson’s swift-moving narrative doesn’t miss a beat' - The Independent
'She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance' - Independent on Sunday
'Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues' - The Bookseller
'Simply the best. Truly brilliant.' - The Sun
About The Author
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.
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.
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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