The Illustrated Mum

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RHCP, Sep 4, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 320 pages
125 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
Really. Writing-wise, they were unspectacular. - Goodreads
It's very well written, and the plot is memorable. - Goodreads
Ends suddenly with no satisfying pat ending. - Goodreads
A good book with a great plot. - Goodreads
However, I feel the ending is quite hanging. - Goodreads

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User Review  - (Mrs B's Books) Emily - Goodreads

This is actually quite a dark book about Dolphin our ten year old narrater, her thirteen year old sister Star and their thirty-three year old mother Marigold. Marigold is not your congenital mother ... Read full review

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Great pre-teen read 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.

'A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety' THE TIMES

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