Lily isn't home ALONE - but she sort of wishes she was. Looking after six-year-old twins Bliss and Baxter and three-year-old Pixie is a lot of responsibility.
When Mum goes off on holiday with her new boyfriend and her stepdad fails to show up, Lily is determined to keep calm and show she can cope without any grown-ups. But being in charge soon feels overwhelming, and Lily is worried that school or social services might discover their situation and break up the family. What could be better than to take all the little ones for a camping adventure in the park? Plenty of space to run about, no carpet to vacuum, and surely no chance anyone will guess they're there . . .
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No one in children's literature brings more insight to the modern family - Independent
Find out how this gutsy character deals with some very difficulat situations while lovingly caring for her siblings in this engrossing read - Primary Times
Parents may not always love her gritty subject matter but Wilson's young fans certainly do and they won't be disappointed by her latest - Sunday Express
Lily Alone follows the story of Lily and her sisters Mliss and Pixie who are left alone when their mum goes to Spain on a holiday with her boyfriend. It is a simple but interesting book, ideal for girls ages seven to 11. - Womens Way (EIRE)
Another gritty insight into dysfunctional family life. - Surrey Advertiser Series
As usual Wilson's style of writing is down to earth, realistic, occasionally sad, but most importantly reaches out and touches the hearts of young readers, serving as a good introduction to problems many individuals in society face. - South Wales Argus
I like this book because it makes you feel like your actually there. I also love Jacqueline Wilson books. It also gives some advice how to look after your little brothers and sisters. I like it because it describes people and places really well to make you feel like you're there. - Evening Telegraph
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