The Illustrated Mum

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RHCP, Sep 4, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 320 pages
257 Reviews
Dolphin adores her mother, Marigold. She's got wonderful clothes, bright hair and vivid tattoos all over her body - a colourful lady, to match her colourful life. But Dolphin's older sister, Star, is beginning to wonder if living with Marigold's fiery, unpredictable moods is the best thing for the girls . . .

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Good book, cried a little but it's a happy ending - Goodreads
Ends suddenly with no satisfying pat ending. - Goodreads
It's very well written, and the plot is memorable. - Goodreads
A good book with a great plot. - Goodreads
I has some sad parts but a happy ending. - Goodreads
However, I feel the ending is quite hanging. - Goodreads

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One of the better ones by Wilson, I actually enjoyed reading this, the surprises were not overally unrealistic but I was left unsatisfied by the ending. Another concoction of weird names but it was a ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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.

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