Candyfloss by Jacqueline Wilson

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Floss's parents split up when she was younger and she now divides up her week, spending five days with her mum and other two days with her dad, helping him to run his greasy spoon cafe. Floss's decides to stay with her dad when her mum decides to move to Australia for six months. But then disaster strikes, Dad's money troubles catch up with him.


Candyfloss by Jacqueline Wilson

Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Book of the Decade. Floss's parents are divorced, and she divides up her week, spending five days with her mum, her new stepdad and her baby half-brother. The other two days Floss spends with her dad, helping him to run his greasy spoon cafe. But their simple arrangement is thrown into disarray when Floss's mum decides to move to Australia. Making the difficult decision to stay at home, Floss moves in permanently with her dad and they muddle along happily together, surviving on chip butties and enjoying visits to the local funfair. But disaster strikes - Dad's money troubles catch up with him and they have to move out of the cafe. They're homeless - but can their new fairground friends help out?

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Wilson is on top social-observing form -- Christina Hardyment Independent As usual, Wilson's book provokes both laughter and thought Junior Education Wilson moves away from familiar mum territory to cast her acute eye on dads -- Dina Rabinovitch Guardian Jacqueline Wilson fans will love this new adventure drawn straight from the reality of the modern teenager The Good Book Guide Another absorbing slice of family and school life The Children's Bookseller

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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368 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

1st March 2007




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