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Beauty Cookson is no beauty. She's a plain, timid girl surrounded by super-confident, snooty girls at school. Worse than the teasing in the playground, though, is the unpredictable criticism from her father. Eventually, after an unbearable birthday party and a very real fear that... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780552558310
Barcode 9780552558310
Published 1 September 2009 by Random House
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Wilson, Jacqueline
Illustrated by Sharratt, Nick
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ISBN-13 9780552558310
ISBN-10 0552558311
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Corgi Childrens
Publication Date 1 September 2009
International Publication Date 2 July 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wilson, Jacqueline
Illustrated by Sharratt, Nick
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 234g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 65599

Description of this Book

Beauty Cookson is no beauty. She's a plain, timid girl surrounded by super-confident, snooty girls at school. Worse than the teasing in the playground, though, is the unpredictable criticism from her father. Frequently berated for breaking any of Dad's hyper-fussy house rules, as well as for her lack of looks, confidence and friends, Beauty lives in uneasy fear whenever Dad's at home. Her pretty, sweet mum is equally subject to Dad's tirades. Eventually, after an unbearable birthday party and a very real fear that Dad's temper is out of control, Mum and Beauty run away. Very soon Mum and Beauty find themselves in an idyllic seaside resort where their new-found freedom and a moment of culinary inspiration give them a hobby, an income and even a new nickname for Beauty. Soon all Beauty's dreams come true - and she deserves it! This is a charming, page-turning and heart-warming story from this beloved author.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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 emotional issues The Bookseller A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety The Times A natural storyteller Guardian
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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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