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Lily Alone

Lily Alone

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By (author) Jacqueline Wilson, Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

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  • Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 22mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 2 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0440869250
  • ISBN 13: 9780440869252
  • Illustrations note: B+W chapter heads t/o
  • Sales rank: 14,861

Product description

Lily isn't home Alone - but she sort of wishes she was; looking after her three younger siblings 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 the family together and show they can cope without any grown-ups. But taking care of 6-year-old twins, her 3-year-old sister and the family's flat 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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JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author who served as Children's Laureate from 2005-7. THE ILLUSTRATED MUM was chosen as the British Children's Book of the Year in 1999 and was winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2000. Jacqueline has won the prestigious Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award for DOUBLE ACT, which 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. In 2009 she was Britain's most-borrowed author from libraries. '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

Review quote

"No one in children's literature brings more insight to the modern family" Independent "This gutsy character deals with some very difficult situations while lovingly caring for her siblings in this engrossing read" -- D Williams 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 "Another funny, touching and entertaining story from best-selling author, Jacquelline Wilson" Portunus Club Magazine

Back cover copy

LILY'S THINGS TO REMEMBER! HOW TO LOOK AFTER MY BROTHER AND SISTERS 1. Make sure they eat three meals a day - and not just ice cream! 2. Keep clothes not too mucky! 3. Everyone must go to bed before midnight, especially Pixie! 4. Don't let them go to school in case they give away our secret. 5. Keep everyone safe till Mum comes back . . .