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Best Friends

By Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt (Illustrated by)

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Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Other Information: B+W t/o
Published In: United Kingdom, 09 October 2008
Gemma and Alice, born on the same day, have been devoted best friends ever since. Despite Gemma's larger-than-life personality and Alice's quieter, calmer character, the two are inseparable - until that is Alice has to move house, all the way to Scotland. Gemma is utterly distraught, particularly at the thought that Alice might find a new best friend. Is there anything Gem's brothers, or perhaps her grandad, can do to help? Established fans, especially male readers, will be delighted to re-encounter the flamboyant Biscuits, co-star of Buried Alive! and Cliffhanger. A charming, funny and touching story will be adored by all Wilson fans from 7 upwards.

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An entertaining and touching story about a special friendship, from bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson - featuring an introduction from the author.

About the 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


"There's no stopping Jacqueline . . ." * The Sunday Times * "Wilson tells a story of laughter, love, tears, and trouble in this hilarious tale" * The Good Book Guide * "Read it. I'm sure you'll love it" * Reading Matters * "As ever, the storytelling is superb, the language direct, and the author shows her great skill in seeing things from a child's perspective" * South Wales Argus * "A really interesting book with something in it for everyone" * Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle *

EAN: 9780440868514
ISBN: 0440868513
Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.4 centimetres (0.10 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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Natasha on
A touching story about a friendship between two little girls. When one moves away they are upset and the one being left behind in particular tries to stop things. It's very sad because the moving girl's mother doesn't approve of her - this is an awful thing in friendships but it does happen in real life (sometimes for good reason, soemtimes not). So the book is painful in some ways especially if you've ever been a child on the receiving end of that. This was made into a BBC TV series with excellent acting as the best friends.

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