Jessica Strange by Malorie Blackman
  

Synopsis

Jessica Strange by Malorie Blackman

Jessica Strange doesn't look like her brothers and sisters. She begins to suspect that she is not a mouse and goes on a tour of the farmyard to see if any of the other animals can help her out. Madam Butterfly thinks she must be a cow as she has four legs, but Mrs Cow thinks she is an ant as she is so small. Will she ever find out what she really is?

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A thrilling, heartbreaking story . . . Gripping and deeply layered. -- Booklist starred review on Naughts and Crosses

About the Author

Malorie Blackman

Children's Laureate 2013-2015

Malorie Blackman had a variety of jobs before she became a full time writer and spent many years working as a Database Manager for Reuters travelling extensively within Europe and the United States.

After 82 rejection letters, her first novel, Not So Stupid!, was a selected title for the 1991 Feminist Book Fortnight, and Malorie participated in the first BBC TV Black Women’s Screenwriting Workshop in 1991. She has written a number of books for young readers including the Whizziwig series, which have been dramatised successfully for children’s television.

Her dystopian novel series Noughts and Crosses has won the Children’s Book Award, and she has twice won the Young Telegraph/Gimme 5 Award (for Hacker and Thief!) – the only author to have done so. Malorie writes across a range of subjects for children and teens, addressing diverse and sensitive issues.

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2008 Malorie received an OBE for her contribution to children’s literature and was awarded the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon award in 2005.

Malorie was selected as the Waterstones Children's Laureate in June 2013 taking over from Julia Donaldson. She will remain in the post for the next 2 years. The title of Children’s Laureate is awarded to an acclaimed author or illustrator in acknowledgment of their outstanding contribution to their field, and Malorie is the eighth recipient of this honour.

She lives in South London.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Malorie Blackman
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Author's Website

www.malorieblackman.co.uk/

Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

18th September 2008

ISBN

9780340959879


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