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  • Published: 1 May 2007
  • ISBN: 9780440866459
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $17.99


Another brilliantly evocative portrait of modern life from the bestselling Jacqueline Wilson.

Floss's parents split up when she was younger and she now divides up her week, spending five days with her mum, her mum's new boyfriend and her new baby half-brother. The other two days Floss spends with her dad, helping him to run his greasy spoon cafe. But then their simple arrangement is thrown into disarray when Floss's mum decides to move to Australia for six months. Floss has to choose whether to go with her or stay with her dad. She picks her dad and they muddle along happily together, surviving on chip butties and enjoying visits to the local funfair. But then disaster strikes, Dad's money troubles catch up with him and they have to move out of the cafe. They're homeless - but can their new fairground friends help out? Another gripping and emotionally involving slice of family life from the award-winning, bestselling author, Jacqueline Wilson.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2007
  • ISBN: 9780440866459
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $17.99

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 Candyfloss

“Expect drama, crises, gripping plot and realistic narrative.”

Birmingham Post

“As usual, Wilson's book provokes both laughter and thought.”

Junior Education

“Jacqueline Wilson captures exactly the intricate rituals of childhood.”

Daily Echo

“Another gripping and emotionally involving slice of family life from the award-winning, best-selling author and Children's Laureate”

Saffron Walden Reporter

“More emotionally charged and gripping writing from the award-winning Children's Laureate”

Hull Daily Mail

“Jacqueline Wilson's' latest story is a winning combination of realistic characters, entertaining drama and moving encounters. Candyfloss effortlessly draws its young readers into its pages from the beginning. As an ambassador demonstrating the robust health of the Nation's storytelling talent, one needs look no further than Jacqueline Wilson... her bestselling novels, totalling over twenty million and counting, are undoubtedly the modern classics of the future.”

John McLay, Amazon.com

“Children will laugh and learn throughout Candyfloss, yet another fun book from mthe ever-popular Jacqueline Wilson.”

Preston Citizen

“Another absorbing slice of family and school life.”

Children's Bookseller

“Wilson moves away from familiar mum territory to cast her acute eye on dads.”

Dina Rabinovitch, The Guardian

“Wilson is on top social-observing form.”

Christina Hardyment, The Independent

“Will capture the minds of children in the 8 - 12 range”

Bury Free Press

“Another moving and entertaining tale.”

Ayr Advertiser

“Jacqueline Wilson fans will love this new adventure drawn straight from the reality of the modern teenager”

The Good Book Guide

“Wilson again brings the realities of modern day lifestyles into her children's writing, cementing her position on the top spot of the young person's literary scene.”

North West Evening Mail

“Fans of Jacqueline's other work will love this book, a story they can all identify with”

Croydon Advertiser

“Realistic characters, entertaining drama and moving encounters.”

Derby Evening Telegraph

“Another great read full of lively characters and real life dilemmas from Britain's most popular children's author.”

Axis Magazine

“A brilliantly visual novel.”

Westmoreland Gazette

“A fun but thoughtful story.”

South Wales Evening Post

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