A wonderful new tale of family life, friendship and cookies from the mega-bestselling Jacqueline Wilson
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!
Cookie is a charming, page-turning and heart-warming story for one of this generation's favourite authors. In this novel, Wilson writes for her core fans- aged between 8 and 11 years- a story that deals with troubled families and bulling in a sensitive and powerful manner.
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 in 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 and in 2008 was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire for services to literature in the Queens annual New Year's Honours list.
Random House Australia
Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrator: Nick Sharratt