The Bed and Breakfast Star

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Yearling, 1994 - Bed and breakfast accommodations - 207 pages
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Where do baby apes sleep? In apricots! I'm Elsa and that's one of my jokes (I tell lots of jokes and I'm going to be a big star one day.) I do my best to cheer my family up but no one seems to laugh much any more. Not since we lost our lovely house and had to move into a bed and breakfast hotel.

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User Review  - TPauSilver - LibraryThing

This is really a surprisingly complex and dark book for a children's book. Else is a bed and breakfast kid. She has to live in a hotel with her mum who won't get out of bed some days and her step-dad ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eloisef - LibraryThing

At fist I started reading and got bored I stopped reading this book but later on came back. When I did come back I really enjoyed it! Read full review


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Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath, England on December 17, 1945. She always wanted to be a writer and as a teenager, started working as a journalist for Jackie magazine. Since becoming a full-time writer, she has written numerous novels including The Dare Game; Bad Girls; The Worry Website; Lola Rose; The Diamond Girls; Clean Break; and Hetty Feather. Her novels have been adapted numerous times for television, and commonly deal with such difficult topics as adoption, divorce, and mental illness. She has also won numerous awards including the Guardian Children's Fiction Award for The Illustrated Mum; the Smarties Prize, the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Children's Book Award for Double Act; The Young Telegraph/Fully Booked Award in 1995 for The Bed and Breakfast Star; and the 2002 Blue Peter People's Choice Award for The Story of Tracy Beaker.

Nick Sharrat is a popular children's book illustrator whose many awards include the Smarties Book Prize. He is perhaps best-known for his illustrations for the multi-million selling author Jacqueline Wilson.

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