Daydreams and Diaries by Jacqueline Wilson


Daydreams and Diaries by Jacqueline Wilson

Thousands of readers love the characters in Jacqueline Wilson's bestselling books: Hetty and Diamond, Ruby and Garnet, Jodie and Pearl - and, of course, Tracy Beaker! But how much do you know about Jacqueline herself? This is Jacqueline's captivating story in her very own words. You'll find out about her earliest memories, her first friends and teachers, her family life and even her first kiss. Best of all, Jacqueline reveals her determination to be a writer, even as a little girl always lost in a daydream - and explains how that daydream became real. With lots of original photographs, extracts from Jacqueline's diary and illustrations by Nick Sharratt, this special book includes Jacky Daydream and My Secret Diary, and also features exclusive new material taken from Daydreams and Diaries, the smash-hit exhibition all about Jacqueline's life and books.

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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608 pages
Interest Age: From 9 from 9 to 11 To 11


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Publication date

24th April 2014



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