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About the book
  • Published: 1 December 2008
  • ISBN: 9780440868514
  • Imprint: Yearling
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $14.99

Best Friends

A delightfully entertaining and touching story from a superstar author

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.

  • Pub date: 1 December 2008
  • ISBN: 9780440868514
  • Imprint: Yearling
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Authors

Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson wrote her first novel when she was nine years old, and she has been writing ever since. She is now one of Britain’s bestselling and most beloved children’s authors. She has written over 100 books and is the creator of characters such as Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather. More than forty million copies of her books have been sold.

As well as winning many awards for her books, including the Children’s Book of the Year, Jacqueline is a former Children’s Laureate, and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame.

Jacqueline is also a great reader, and has amassed over 20,000 books, along with her famous collection of silver rings.

Find out more about Jacqueline and her books at www.jacquelinewilson.co.uk

Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated many books for children including Shark in the Park, You Choose and Pants. He has won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the 2001 Children's Book Award. He has also enjoyed stellar success illustrating Jacqueline Wilson's books. Nick lives in Brighton.

Praise for Best Friends

“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

“Funny and enjoyable.”

Lincolnshire Echo

“Shortlisted for Lincolnshire Young People's Book Award in 9 - 11 years category”

Lincolnshire Echo

“Read it. I'm sure you'll love it.”

Reading Matters

“A charming, funny and touching story.”

ni4kids (Ireland)

“A really interesting book with something in it for everyone.”

Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle

“Short review”


“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

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