Tracy Beaker, older, a bit wiser, and still fabulous!
She’s back - Tracy Beaker, star of the dumping ground and daydreamer extraordinaire, and what a joy that is! She may be grown up and with a daughter of her own, Jess, but she’s still our Tracy: generous, quick to lose her temper but just as quick to apologise, always hoping for the best and coping with the worst. Life with Tracy is all highs and lows, and it’s wonderfully described by Jess – the new boyfriend who seems set to make Tracy’s dreams come true, the special relationship between mother and daughter, and their version of happy ever after. Funny, touching, true, the story will appeal to Tracy Beaker fans old and new.
Jess and Tracy Beaker are the perfect team. They do everything together. Jess thinks Tracy is the best mum ever, even when she shouts at her teachers! Tracy has made the perfect home for Jess, leaving The Dumping Ground far behind her. Yes, their flat's a bit mouldy. It's only just big enough for two. And the Duke Estate is a bit scary. But it's their happy home. Until Sean Godfrey, Tracy's rich boyfriend, whisks them away to his mansion, life of fast cars and celebrity stardom. Will Jess's brilliant mum turn into a new person altogether? And will Tracy realise that her childhood dream might not be what she needs after all? Jacqueline Wilson is one of the most loved authors for a reason. Her characters never needed a cape, or a special power to be a hero to generations of children; just huge imaginations, a bit of fierceness and a big heart. And there is no hero fiercer or more iconic than Tracy.
My Mum Tracy Beaker is a fantastic new story, reuniting readers with a much-loved old friend (and some old enemies. . .) Just like old times, it's packed full of illustrations from Nick Sharratt.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
I would recommend this book to ages 10 and above. I think everyone would love this amazing story. It is exciting, funny, sad and enjoyable. There is one problem with it… You can’t put it down! Full review
I hope that Jaqueline Wilson continues to write about the life of Jess Beaker as she is now my favourite book character! Full review
Praise for Tracy Beaker:
`Wilson can still step effortlessly into the mind of a nine year old, and her chatty prose will sweep you along' - The Daily Telegraph
`This warm-hearted story about the importance of family and friends is classic Jacqueline Wilson' - First News
`[A] cosy woolly jumper of a book about wish fulfilment and its alternatives' - The Observer
|Publication date:||4th October 2018|
|Publisher:||Doubleday Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
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