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The Worst Thing About My Sister

The Worst Thing About My Sister

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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 | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 18mm | 212g
  • Publication date: 6 December 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0440869285
  • ISBN 13: 9780440869283
  • Illustrations note: B+W t/o
  • Sales rank: 9,226

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Marty and her sister Melissa couldn't be more different. Marty loves her Converse trainers, playing football, hiding in her secret den and helping her dad with his DIY. But Melissa loves Justin Bieber and all things pink, girly and pretty. The sisters can manage to live together, despite their occasional scraps but then Mum tells them they have to share a room. For Marty, having to share her bunk beds and lose her private sanctuary turns out to be the very worst thing about having a sister. But the girls soon discover that being too close for comfort can have unexpected consequences, and when an accident happens, the sisters realise they are closer than they thought.

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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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As always in Jacqueline Wilson's brilliant books, she gets right to the heart of all those things that kids love and hate and The Worst Thing About My Sister is full of fun, frolics and little pearls of wisdom. Here she focuses on that old family chestnut - sibling rivalry - and gives quarrelling sisters plenty of food for thought -- Pam Norfolk Blackpool Gazette 20120220 All fans of Jacqueline Wilson's warm-hearted family stories are sure to enjoy this enjoyable tale Booktrust Sibling rivalry comes under the spotlight in Wilson's latest paperback The Bookseller

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Sibling rivalry comes under the spotlight in Wilson’s latest paperback