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Written by Jacqueline Wilson

Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

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Beauty Cookson is no beauty. She's a plain, timid girl who constantly feels inferior to the super-confident, snooty girls at school. Worse than the teasing in the playground, though, is the unpredictable, hurtful criticism from her father. Beauty and her meek, sweet mother live in uneasy fear of his fierce rages, sparked whenever they break one of his fussy house rules. Eventually, after an unbearable birthday party and the very real threat of Dad's out-of-control temper, Mum and Beauty run away. Finding themselves in a quiet, idyllic seaside village, their new-found freedom and a moment of culinary inspiration give them a hobby, an income and even a new nickname for Beauty. Can they begin a happier, sweeter life - without Dad? A charming, page-turning and heart-warming story from this beloved author.

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Hugely popular with seven to ten year olds: 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 * The Bookseller * A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety * The Times * A natural storyteller * Guardian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552558310
Publication date: 2nd July 2009
Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
Publisher: Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 336 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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