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Elsa longs to be a star and she makes her life sound very glamorous indeed to try to make her wish come true. The reality is very different. As her family moves from one dump to another, Elsa creates a background of jokes to try to ease the pain of the increasingly depressing homes. Not that anyone is laughing much. But, Elsa finds she is a star – almost without meaning to be. Jacqueline Wilson is at her best in this story about a child’s use of humour for survival.
A lively tale by the award-winning author of "The Suitcase Kid". Elsa does her best to cheer up her family by telling jokes, but no one seems to laugh much any more - not since they lost their lovely house and had to move into a bed and breakfast hotel.
|Publication date:||1st January 1995|
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
Jacqueline Wilson wrote her first novel when she was nine years old, and she has been writing ever since. She is now one of Britain’s bestselling and most beloved children’s authors. She has written over 100 books and is the creator of characters such as Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather. More than forty million copies of her books have been sold. As well as winning many awards for her books, including the Children’s Book of the Year, Jacqueline is a former Children’s Laureate, and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. Jacqueline is also ...More About Jacqueline Wilson