Author(s): Jacqueline Wilson
"STRICTLY PRIVATE. KEEP OUT ON PAIN OF DEATH. I'm Tracy Beaker - have you heard of me? I'm stuck in The Dumping Ground just at the moment, but I'm sure my Mum will come and get me soon. A certain Justine-Hateful-Littlewood has stolen my best friend Louise but I don't let it get me down. I never cry. Ever. I've done a bit of screaming and stamping in my time mind you I like eating birthday cake. And Smarties and Big Macs with French fries and strawberry milkshakes. I also like story writing. This is a story all about me - so I know you'll enjoy it! Includes exclusive material- In The Backstory you can read an interview with Jacqueline Wilson and take Nick Sharratt's drawing challenge! Vintage Children s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Bookand Alice s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamasand The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time."
First published in 1991, The Story of Tracy Beaker has been adapted into a television series and continues to capture the hearts of generations of young readers.
"A book that lingers in the mind long after it is put down" Guardian "A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety" The Times "She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance" Independent on Sunday
Tracy Beaker says 'Jacqueline grew up in Kingston. She didn't have any brothers or sisters, but she always wanted some - which I think is crazy, I'd much rather be an only child because that way you don't have to share. She's been writing books for years and years - since she was nine. When she left home she went to work as a journalist, and wrote for lots of different magazines, which sounds really fun to me. She used to write the answers to the problem pages, and made up horoscopes. She even had a magazine named after her! My friend Cam says she used to read Jackie when she was young. Then Jacqueline started writing books, and that's when she became mega-famous. She's written loads of stories and she's won tons of awards, like the Smarties Prize, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the British Children's Book of the Year. She was the Children's Laureate from 2005 to 2007, which means you're a really super-duper important person where books for kids are concerned. She was even made into a Dame in 2008, by Her Majesty the Queen. Jacqueline still lives in Kingston and she has two cats, called Jacob and Thomas. Jacob's almost as famous as Jacqueline these days.'