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By (author) Jacqueline Wilson, Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

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  • Publisher: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 24mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 4 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0552558311
  • ISBN 13: 9780552558310
  • Illustrations note: B+W chapter heads t/o
  • Sales rank: 11,989

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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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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.

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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