Author(s): Jacqueline Wilson
Thousands of readers love the characters in Jacqueline Wilson's bestselling books: Hetty and Diamond, Ruby and Garnet, Jodie and Pearl - and, of course, Tracy Beaker! But how much do you know about Jacqueline herself? This is Jacqueline's captivating story in her very own words. You'll find out about her earliest memories, her first friends and teachers, her family life and even her first kiss. Best of all, Jacqueline reveals her determination to be a writer, even as a little girl always lost in a daydream - and explains how that daydream became real. With lots of original photographs, extracts from Jacqueline's diary and illustrations by Nick Sharratt, this special book includes Jacky Daydream and My Secret Diary, and also features exclusive new material taken from Daydreams and Diaries, the smash-hit exhibition all about Jacqueline's life and books.
Featuring two brilliant books in one, this is the fascinating true story of mega-bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson - her childhood, her teenage years, her inspiration as a writer and lots more!
JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author who served as Children's Laureate from 2005-7. She has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the British Children's Book of the Year and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award (for The Illustrated Mum), the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award (for Double Act, for which she was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal). In 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. She was the author most borrowed from British libraries in the last decade. '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