Author(s): Jacqueline Wilson
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 ...
A powerful novel of two sisters who have to cope with living in a very dysfunctional household where their tattoo-crazy mum has real difficulties in coping. A new edition with new cover look and introduction.
" A marvelous, poignant tale. . . . Jacqueline's best yet." -- "Daily Telegraph" (UK)
" Disturbingly perceptive and provocative." -- "The Guardian" (UK)
" A powerfully portrayed, sometimes shocking but ultimately uplifting story, this is a book not to be missed." -- "The Bookseller" (UK)
Winner of the Children's Book of the Year Award in England
"From the Hardcover edition."
JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author. THE ILLUSTRATED MUM was chosen as British Children's Book of the Year in 1999 and was winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2000. Jacqueline has won the prestigious Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award for DOUBLE ACT, which was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. Jacqueline was awarded an OBE in 2002. * 'A brilliant young writer of wit and subtlety' THE TIMES * 'Hugely popular with seven to ten year olds: she should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY * 'Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emtional issues' BOOKSELLER