The Illustrated Mum

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RHCP, Sep 4, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 320 pages
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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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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Suffers in comparison to Small as an Elephant which I just read and which is very similar, and is not much richer than Stop Pretending... which is the same theme of how does a child cope with a family ... Read full review

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A YA novel that gives a surprisingly honest portrayal of a woman's mental illness and its effects on her two daughters. The novel is narrated her youngest daughter, 10-year-old Dolphin. High school ... 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
'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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