Double Act

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Corgi Yearling, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 187 pages
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Ruby and Garnet are ten-year-old identical twins who do "everything" together. Especially since their mother died three years ago. At school the girls are known simply as The Twins. They dress alike, wear their hair the same way, and sit together in every class. In fact, "everything" about them is the same -- except their personalities. Ruby is funny and outgoing, Garnet is sensitive and shy. Together they're the perfect double act -- and that's just the way they like it.
Soon the twins' life is turned upside down. Their dad and his friend Rose buy a bookstore out in the country and the whole family moves. Ruby hates their new school, but Garnet thinks it isn't that bad. When Garnet becomes friends with some of their new classmates, Ruby feels betrayed and stops speaking to Garnet. Garnet misses her sister terribly but has to admit it's nice doing things on her own for a change. Somehow the girls will have to finda way to maintain their special twin relationship without spending every minute of the day together.
Both humorous and tender, "Double Act" is the touching story of two girls coming to terms with their own identities and learning that being independent doesn't have to mean being alone.

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Jacqueline Wilson (Author)
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

Sue Heap (Illustrator)
Sue Heap is a children's picture book illustrator and story writer. She has worked in collaboration with a number of writers including Sally Lloyd-Jones. Sue and Sally worked on a series of How to . . . books with How to be a Baby being a New York Times bestseller. Another of Sue's books is Cowboy Baby, inspired by a visit to Arizona, which won the prestigious Gold Smarties Award for best picture book. Sue lives in Oxfordshire.

Nick Sharratt (Illustrator)
Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated many books for children and 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 great success illustrating Jacqueline Wilson books. Nick lives in Edinburgh.

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