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The Illustrated Mum Jacqueline Wilson has the ability to tackle difficult subjects with spirit and affection but without a trace of sentimentality and without patronising the reader or her characters This always makes her books rewarding and emotionally satisfying In The Illustrated Mum, Wilson introduces us to Dolphin, a young girl living in the wake of her tattooed mother Marigold s manic depression With her older sister, Star, on the brink of adulthood and facing the traumas of adolescence and her mum sinking further and further into her illness, Dol has no one to turn to The constant bullying at school causes her to withdraw into her own world and she begins to cope by fantasising that she is a witch Far from being depressing or overwhelming, The Illustrated Mum features another of Wilson s classic heroines Dol deals with the extraordinary circumstances of her life with a mixture of humour and quiet intelligence that blossoms as the situation reaches its inevitable climax The story is suitable for ages nine and above and the running time is six hours andminutes Susan Harrison

About the Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath in 1945, but spent most of her childhood in Kingston on Thames She always wanted to be a writer and wrote her first novel when she was nine, filling in countless Woolworths exercise books as she grew up As a teenager she started work for a magazine publishing company and then went on to work as a journalist on Jackie magazine which she was told was named after her before turning to writing novels full time.One of Jacqueline s most successful and enduring creations has been the famous Tracy Beaker, who first appeared in 1991 in The Story of Tracy Beaker This was also the first of her books to be illustrated by Nick Sharratt Since then Jacqueline has been on countless awards shortlists and has gone on to win many awards The Illustrated Mum won the Guardian Children s Fiction Award, the 1999 Children s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards and was also shortlisted for the 1999 Whitbread Children s Book Award.Double Act won the prestigious Smarties Medal and the Children s Book Award as well as being highly commended for the Carnegie Medal The Story of Tracy Beaker won the 2002 Blue Peter People s Choice Award.Jacqueline is one of the nation s favourite authors, and her books are loved and cherished by young readers not only in the UK but all over the world She has sold millions of books and in the UK alone the total now stands at over 35 million In 2002 Jacqueline was awarded the OBE for services to literacy in schools and from 2005 to 2007 she was the Children s Laureate In 2008 she became Dame Jacqueline Wilson.

10 thoughts on “The Illustrated Mum

  1. Petra-X Petra-X says:

    Marigold loves her daughters a lot But she loves herself farShe sees them as children to be formed in her own egotistical image to reflect what she wants the world to think of her She has one adoring child and one who is beginning to want her own life and not want to look after her mother any Both desperately seek an adequ

  2. Kiki Kiki says:

    I m pretty stunned by the middling rating for this book Sure, it s a little dated we don t say manic depressive any and nor do many of us still see tattoos as particularly shocking though I can say from experience that being covered in them oftentimes begets loud and unsavoury opinions from strangers But there s an earnest, powerfu

  3. Joey Woolfardis Joey Woolfardis says:

    Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC s Big Read Poll of 2003.This was much better Probably because it is for older readers buton why that s a load of bollocks later Darker, and not at all twee, so definitely better all round Full review to follow.Blog Instagram Twitter Pinterest Shop Etsy Read as part of

  4. Ed Ed says:

    I think this is one of Wilson s darker anddepressing novels, geared toward slightly older children Marigold is great at getting tattoos, not so great at anything else Especially naming children poor Dolphin Dolphin doesn t even like dolphins I remember that The novel focuses on Marigold s spiral into depression, and touches on some sensitive subject

  5. Alice Nachir Alice Nachir says:

    The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson is a book that really relates to my childhood experiences whilst growing up Marigold is a mother who is eccentric to say the least is covered in crazy tattoos, and tends to put the needs of her two daughters Star and Dolphin, last Her daughters adore her but wish for her to becomenormal The mood of the book is somewha

  6. Namratha Namratha says:

    First up, I loved the title I was tickled pink by this fresh badge for a heavily tattooed individual It immediately flooded my mind with images of a lean young woman whose pale skin was totally blanketed by inked crosses, cryptic motifs and a host of Celtic symbols.And the story itself floods you with a bucket load of emotion.It s a tale of Marigold a free spirited,

  7. Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance says:

    We always love our mums, don t we Star and Dolphin definitely love their mum, Marigold, though she s a difficult mum to love For starters, she s covered head to toe in strange tattoos, and, second, she s not always there for her daughters Such an eccentric mum makes life complicated and disturbing for the two girls When Marigold comes home from a rock concert with Star s dad,

  8. Codie Austin Codie Austin says:

    So, the story in a nutshell, follows Dolphin yep, that s her name , and her sister Star which is a name that doesn t actually seem that bizarre in comparison to some children I ve met who live with their mother Marigold who is clearly suffering from some sort of manic depression throughout the story Star s Dad Micky comes on to the scene and whisks Star who is the parental figure to b

  9. Laura Laura says:

    This is possibly one of my very favourite Wilson books Like most of her books, I read it many times as a child Looking back as an adult, it s clear the mother is living with some form of mental illness, most likely bipolar disorder As a child reading this, and from the perspective of the child from which this book is written, all you understand is that Mum is quite impulsive and a little bit w

  10. Nav & Nav & says:

    The Illustrated Mum follows the life of a young girl called Dolphin who lives with her older sister Star and mother Marigold who is currently suffering with mental health issues.I actually enjoyed this book a lotthan I was expecting to but I think that is just a testament to how good Jacqueline Wilsons writing is.I began to care for all three characters really early on and I really wanted a happy endin

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