May 2018 MEGA Book of the Month | In a nutshell: new and old friends united in classic Jacqueline Wilson story
Jacqueline Wilson’s historical novels tell vivid, enthralling stories about young girls in testing situations, and Rose Rivers is classic Wilson. Rose is the daughter of a wealthy family – her father is a respected artist, though their wealth comes from her mother, or rather her grandfather, a mill owner. Rose loves to sketch, a great way of getting her father’s attention, but is frustrated by the restrictions on her life, and her mother’s expectations for her. The family has a large staff, and it’s the arrival of two new servants that provides the catalyst for change in Rose’s life. They are a new ‘nurse’ for Rose’s sister Beth, who has challenging learning disabilities; and our old friend Clover Moon, who becomes a real and valuable friend to Rose. The Victorian setting is very well described, but the real issues are timeless: friendship, family, finding your independence. ~ Andrea Reece
A wonderful new story starring old friends and new from the much-beloved Victorian world of Hetty Feather.
Rose Rivers lives in a beautiful house with her artist father, her difficult, fragile mother and her many siblings. She has everything money can buy - beautiful dresses, horse-riding lessons, books - but she's not satisfied. Why can't she be sent away to a good school like her twin brother? Why can't she learn to become a famous artist like her father or his friend Paris Walker. Why is life so unfair for people who were not born rich? When a young girl, Clover Moon, joins the household as a nursemaid to Rose's troubled sister Beth, Rose finds a true friend for the first time and she starts to learn more about the world outside. Will Rose finally achieve her dreams? And will she be able to help Clover find her own dream? Beautifully illustrated by Nick Sharratt, Rose Rivers is a brilliant new addition to Hetty Feather's world, by the award-winning and bestselling Jacqueline Wilson.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
Prasie for Clover Moon;
Portrays the trials and tribulations of Victorian England vividly and with compassion ... Highly recommended The Bookbag
Clover is a brave, intelligent protagonist ... Her adventure out into the world is both funny and sad, ensuring it hooks readers right to the end Booktrust I rate this book 5 stars ... the best Jacqueline Wilson book I've ever read! -- Georgie, 11 Lovereading4kids.co.uk
This book is like an eye catching gem ... It is Hetty Feather for the next generation -- Bryher, 11 Lovereading4kids.co.uk
This is definitely going to be another of Jacqueline Wilson's bestsellers. I loved the character Clover Moon -- Anya, 11 Lovereading4kids.co.uk
A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety' The Times
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 Bookseller
|Publication date:||17th May 2018|
|Publisher:||Doubleday Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, Star Books|
|Other Categories:||Reviewed by Children, Summer Reading|
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 ...More About Jacqueline Wilson