I'm Tracy Beaker. This is a book all about me. I'd read it if I were you. It's the most incredible dynamic heart-rending story. Honest.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE SMARTIES PRIZE AND THE CARNEGIE MEDAL
THE BED AND BREAKFAST STAR
I'm Elsa, and I'm hoping to be a big star one day. I tell jokes all the time to try and cheer my family up. Trouble is, no-one seems to laugh much any more. Not since we lost our lovely house and had to move into a bed and breakfast hotel . . .
WINNER OF THE YOUNG TELEGRAPH FULLY BOOKED AWARD
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The chatty style draws young readers straight into the story, and the constant stream of corny jokes masks, but does not conceal, the deeper issues - Daily Telegraph on THE BED AND BREAKFAST STAR
An unsentimental and truthful book that is even better for a strong sense of mischief - Independent on Sunday on THE BED AND BREAKFAST STAR
An appealing mix of events and reactions that are both entertaining and moving. A book that lingers in the mind long after it is put down - Guardian on THE BED AND BREAKFAST STAR
Tracy is a marvellously feisty creation: she is arrogant and rude, but the occasional glimpses we get of the vulnerable girl behind the tough exterior are enough to endear her to the reader . . . The excellent spiky illustrations by Nick Sharratt on nearly every page are a perfect complement to the text - The Bookseller on THE STORY OF TRACY BEAKER
Told in the zany, entirely convincing voice of Tracy Beaker herself . . . The strains of communal life with other children, rivalries and friendships and jokes, all spring to life, and Tracy's prose is decorated throughout with cheeky line drawings - The Sunday Times on THE STORY OF TRACY BEAKER
A sensitive and beautifully observed story . . . Our young readers appreciated both the humour and the pathos - Federation of Children's Book Groups on THE STORY OF TRACY BEAKER
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