The Dustbin Baby by Jacqueline Wilson
  

Synopsis

The Dustbin Baby by Jacqueline Wilson

Discovered as a newborn baby in a dustbin, April's life has never been easy. Moved from place to place, she has little sense of who she really is. After a row on the morning of her 14th birthday, April storms out determined to look back at her past and find out where she really comes from.

Reviews

* 'A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety whose stories are never patronising and often complex and many-layered

* 'Jacqueline Wilson has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues

* 'She's so good, it's exhilarating

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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Book Info

Format

Hardback
199 pages
Interest Age: From 8 To 11

Author

Jacqueline Wilson
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Author's Website

www.jacquelinewilson.co.uk/

Publisher

Doubleday Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

1st October 2001

ISBN

9780385600422


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