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Diamond

Diamond

Diamond wasn't always a star. Born to penniless parents who longed for a strong, healthy son, she was a dainty, delicate daughter - and a bitter disappointment. Discovering an extraordinary gift for acrobatics, Diamond uses her talent to earn a few pennies, but brings shame on he... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780440869863
Barcode 9780440869863
Published 1 September 2014 by Random House
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Wilson, Jacqueline
Illustrated by Sharratt, Nick
Series Hetty Feather (part: 4)
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ISBN-13 9780440869863
ISBN-10 0440869862
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books
Publication Date 1 September 2014
International Publication Date 19 June 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wilson, Jacqueline
Illustrated by Sharratt, Nick
Series Hetty Feather (part: 4)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 224g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 472625

Description of this Book

Diamond wasn't always a star. Born to penniless parents who longed for a strong, healthy son, she was a dainty, delicate daughter - and a bitter disappointment. Discovering an extraordinary gift for acrobatics, Diamond uses her talent to earn a few pennies, but brings shame on her family. When a mysterious, cruel-eyed stranger spots her performing, Diamond is sold - and is taken to become an acrobat at Tanglefield's Travelling Circus. The crowds adore Diamond, but life behind the velvet curtains is far from glamorous. Her wicked master forces Diamond to attempt ever more daring tricks, until she is terrified to step into the ring. But there are true friends to be found, too: the gentle Mister Marvel; the kindly Madame Adeline; and the glorious Emerald Star, Tanglefield's brand-new ringmaster, and Diamond's heroine. When life at the circus becomes too dangerous to bear any longer, what will the future hold for Diamond? And will her beloved Emerald be a part of it?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jacqueline Wilson (Author) Jacqueline Wilson wrote her first novel when she was nine years old, and she has been writing ever since. She is now one of Britain's bestselling and most beloved children's authors. She has written over 100 books and is the creator of characters such as Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather. More than forty million copies of her books have been sold. As well as winning many awards for her books, including the Children's Book of the Year, Jacqueline is a former Children's Laureate, and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. Jacqueline is also a great reader, and has amassed over 20,000 books, along with her famous collection of silver rings. Find out more about Jacqueline and her books at www.jacquelinewilson.co.uk Nick Sharratt (Illustrator) Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated many books for children including Shark in the Park, You Choose and Pants. He has won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the 2001 Children's Book Award. He has also enjoyed stellar success illustrating Jacqueline Wilson's books. Nick lives in Hove.

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