Jacky Daydream

Jacky Daydream

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Lots of Jacqueline Wilson's characters are well-known and well-loved by thousands of readers: Hetty Feather, Ruby and Garnet, Pearl and Jodie, Elsa, Lily and, of course, the brilliant Tracy Beaker! But how much do you know about Jacqueline herself? Jacqueline takes a look back at her own childhood and teenage years in this captivating story of friendships, loneliness, books, family life and much more. She explores her past with the same warmth and lightness of touch that make her novels so special. Best of all, she reveals how she was always determined to be a writer; from the very first story she wrote, it was clear that this little girl had a very vivid imagination! But who would've guessed that she would grow up to be the mega-bestselling, award-winning Jacqueline Wilson? With original photographs and new illustrations by Nick Sharratt, this book is a delight for all of Jacky's fans, and a treat for any new readers too.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 28mm | 260g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • B+W illustrations & photos t/o
  • 0440867207
  • 9780440867203
  • 52,706

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 quote

"A dream come true for the millions of Jacqueline Wilson fans" -- Katie Law Evening Standard "A book with cross-over appeal for all her fans" -- Sue Steel The Bookseller "With her usual deceptive cleverness, Wilson has made Jacky Daydream very easy to read, yet it is a book with depth and complexity actually suitable for a wide range of readers ... I don't know how this lady does it, but she always does it well, and she always makes it look easy" -- Jill Murphy thebookbag.co.uk "Pitched firmly at her young fans, though it's an amusing and touching read for adults too" Irish Times "This book is brilliant" Waterstone's Books Quarterlyshow more

Review Text

"Pitched firmly at her young fans, though it's an amusing and touching read for adults too"show more

Back cover copy

Everybody knows Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson's best-loved character. But what do they know about Jacqueline herself? In this fascinating book, discover . . . . . . how Jacky dealt with an unpredictable father, like Prue in Love Lessons. . . . how she chose new toys in Hamleys, like Dolphin in The Illustrated Mum. . . . how she sat entrance exams, like Ruby in Double Act. But most of all discover how Jacky loved reading and writing stories. From the very first story she wrote, it was very clear that this little girl had a vivid imagination. But who would've guessed that she would grow up to be a bestselling, award-winning author! Includes previously unseen photos, Jacqueline's own school reports and a brand new chapter from Jacqueline on the response to the book, her teenage years and more!show more

Rating details

2,138 ratings
3.56 out of 5 stars
5 25% (527)
4 30% (636)
3 29% (611)
2 12% (250)
1 5% (114)
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