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The Story of Tracy Beaker

The Story of Tracy Beaker (Paperback)

By Wilson, Jacqueline

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I'm Tracy Beaker - have you heard of me? I'm stuck in The Dumping Ground just at the moment, but I'm sure my Mum will come and get me soon. A certain Justine-Hateful-Littlewood has stolen my best friend Louise but I don't let it get me down. I never cry. Ever. I've done a bit of ... read full description below.

ISBN 9780099582779
Barcode 9780099582779
Published 2 April 2013 by Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780099582779
ISBN-10 0099582775
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage Children's Classics
Publication Date 2 April 2013
International Publication Date 7 March 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wilson, Jacqueline
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 188mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 131g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Children - Juvenile fiction - Institutional care
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 309124

Description of this Book

Introducing Tracy Beaker, 10-year-old girl-wonder and the daughter of a famous Hollywood actress . . . sort of. Tracy Beaker's not exactly sure what her mother does, because Tracy has been in foster care for as long as she can remember. She has a picture of her mother, who's pretty enough to be in movies, so maybe she is. And maybe one day Tracy's mother will show up and reclaim her long-lost daughter, and together they'll have fabulous adventures. Then again, maybe she won't. In the meantime, Tracy's doing everything she can to take care of herself-even though she has to share her birthday cake with silly Petey Ingham just because they have the same birthday . . . and even though the other girls she lives with are mean and nasty and rude and horrible. Mostly. Then a journalist shows up to write a story about their orphanage, and she and Tracy strike up a special friendship. In a story written with humor and sensitivity, Tracy emerges as a spirited girl who's not quite as tough as she lets everybody think she is. From the Hardcover edition.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Wilson again shapes a convincing and memorable heroine with a snappy, fresh voice. -- Publishers Weekly <br><br><br> From the Hardcover edition.
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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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