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Shortlisted for the 1995 Writers' Guild Literary Award and the 1995 Smarties Book Prize Overall Winner.
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
Gr 3-6-Ten-year-old identical twins Ruby and Garnet do everything together but discover that this isn't necessarily the best thing as they deal with their widower father's remarriage and their own underlying rivalry. The entertaining journal kept by the girls, with numerous black-and-white cartoon drawings and distinguishing typefaces, reads like a conversation. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Ten-year-old British twins Ruby and Garnet take turns narrating this broad comedy, a winner of the Smarties Prize; PW described it as "an unexceptional mix of familiar plot devices." Ages 9-12. (Apr.)