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The Diamond Girls
 

The Diamond Girls (Paperback, New title)

By Wilson, Jacqueline
Illustrated by Sharratt, Nick

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Dixie is the youngest of the Diamond family. She and her sisters, could hardly be more different from each other but their Mum's tried to teach them the value of sticking together. Now Mum's expecting yet another baby. By the time Mum comes home with the new baby, only Dixie stay... read full description below.

ISBN 9780552556125
Barcode 9780552556125
Published 1 May 2007 by Random House
Format Paperback, New title
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ISBN-13 9780552556125
ISBN-10 0552556122
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Random House
Imprint Corgi Childrens
Publication Date 1 May 2007
International Publication Date 1 March 2007
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Wilson, Jacqueline
Illustrated by Sharratt, Nick
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Teenage Romance
Fiction Dealing With Family Issues
Fiction Dealing With Social Issues
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 245g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 14169

Description of this Book

Dixie is the youngest of the Diamond family. She and her sisters, dreamy Martine, glamorous Rochelle and tough Jude, could hardly be more different from each other but their Mum's tried to teach them the value of sticking together. Now Mum's expecting yet another baby and she's convinced this one's a boy. Time to move to a bigger place, she insists, and the girls scarcely have time to protest before they find themselves at their new house. It's rough, dilapidated and filthy and before they've even unpacked the furniture, Mum goes into labour! By the time Mum comes home with the new baby, Jude's been in a fight, Rochelle's found a new boyfriend and Martine's stormed off. Only Dixie stays loyally by Mum's side - so only Dixie spots her secret. This is another slice of realistic contemporary life, from the UK's most popular children's author.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance. <br>-- Independent on Sunday
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 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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