Dustbin Baby

Dustbin Baby

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April knows she was abandoned in a rubbish bin as a newborn baby, fourteen years ago. Now she's happily settled with her foster mother, Marion - but there's a part of April that's desperate to know where she really came from, and who she really is. If only she could remember her real mother - or even find her ...An engrossing, engaging and highly moving novel from the acclaimed bestseller Jacqueline Wilson.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 18mm | 180g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • B+W chapter heads
  • 0552556114
  • 9780552556118
  • 80,071

Review quote

"Touching, wistful and wonderful tale for older readers by another prize-winning former children's laureate" Bournemouth Daily Echoshow more

About Jacqueline Wilson

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.show more

Review Text

"Touching, wistful and wonderful tale for older readers by another prize-winning former children's laureate"show more

Back cover copy

My name is April. April Showers - that's my nickname at school now. At least it's better than April Fool. And it's much, much better than Dustbin Baby . . . I don't know where I came from, or who I really am. All I know is that I was abandoned as a tiny baby in a rubbish bin. I'm safe with my foster mother now - but if only I could find my real mother, somehow . . .show more

Rating details

5,143 ratings
3.56 out of 5 stars
5 22% (1,153)
4 30% (1,560)
3 32% (1,643)
2 12% (604)
1 4% (183)

Our customer reviews

this is a very good book and i would highly recommend it to anybody for their daughter it drags on for a bit in the middle but the end is worth the waitshow more
by tricia
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