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The Illustrated Mum

Written by Jacqueline Wilson

Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

The Illustrated Mum Synopsis

' It's like you're the mum Marigold wept. It was another game she sometimes liked to play. I decided it was my best chance of getting us home.' ******** Dolphin adores Marigold, her beautiful, vibrant mother. She's not like the other mums. She has vivid tattoos all over her body, bright hair and wonderful clothes. But Dolphin's sister, Star, feels differently. Marigold may look amazing, but living with her fiery, unpredictable moods can be hard. As much as the girls love Marigold, is she the right person to be looking after them? ******** Jacqueline Wilson's classic children's story is an optimistic, heart breaking tale about family, mental health and strong sisterly love. For fans of Tracy Beaker, The Bed and Breakfast Star and Double Act, this is a must have book for every young reader.

The Illustrated Mum Press Reviews

Undoubtedly her best yet - single mum, feisty daughter, jaunty style - but there is a darker thread running through it * Sunday Telegraph * A book that children will respond to and be empowered by . . . A powerfully portrayed, sometimes shocking but ultimately uplifting story, this is a book not to be missed * The Bookseller * Darker, shocking in its exposure of the vulnerability of streetwise kids who have to seem tough, luridly well-written yet curiously as sentimental as Dickens * Financial Times * More than lives up the expectations of the many readers eagerly waiting for her new book . . . disturbingly perceptive and provocative * Guardian * Wilson is doing something important and rare. Not content to stand still, she's widening and deepening the scope of her work while maintaining its central hold on her readers. She's so good, it's exhilarating * Guardian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780440867814
Publication date: 1st March 2007
Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books) an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 320 pages

About Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson (Author) 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 a great reader, and has ...

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