Author(s): Jacqueline Wilson
Tracy Beaker is back, and she's a mum now...
Jess and Tracy Beaker are the perfect team. Jess thinks Tracy is the best mum ever (even when Tracy shouts at her teachers). Tracy is fun and daring, but she also works hard to give Jess the family home she desperately wanted when she was growing up in the Dumping Ground. Their flat might be a bit mouldy but it's their happy home.
But when Sean Godfrey - Tracy's rich new boyfriend - comes on to the scene, Jess is worried things are going to change. What if Sean wants to turn Jess's brilliant mum into a new person altogether? Sean's superstar mansion and fancy cars might have been Tracy's childhood dream, but maybe the Beakers' perfect home was right in front of them all along...
My Mum Tracy Beaker is a fantastic new story, reuniting readers with a much-loved old friend. Just like old times, it's packed full of illustrations from Nick Sharratt.
Jess thinks her mum Tracy Beaker, is the best person in the world, even though she has anger issues and can be embarrassing, especially when she shouts at the teachers. Tracy has come a long way since leaving the hated Dumping Ground (aka the children's home) and she is determined to provide a better life for Jess. Now hooked up with childhood friend Sean, who became a football star and has pots of money, Tracy is thrilled that she and Jess are leaving their old mouldy flat behind them for a mansion and flash cars. But Jess isn't so sure about Sean...
Wilson reunites us with some old friends from her famous Tracy Beaker trilogy, but this story is definitely about moving on from the past and discovering that your future can be found in the most unexpected place.
Jess is more reasonable and less stroppy than her mum, but has a few (not unexpected) anxiety issues which readers aged 9+ will sympathise with. Complete with Sharratt's quirky line drawings, this is a gorgeous new story for a new Beaker generation.
Praise for Tracy Beaker:
'An appealing mix of events and reactions that are both entertaining and moving. A book that lingers in the mind long after it is put down.' (The Guardian)
'A breath of fresh air. It is entertaining yet tender but by no means sentimental when it confronts the need we all have for commitment in relationships, for trust, for love ... A real bonus is that the book genuinely celebrates the act of writing - and not by preaching, I promise.' (The School Librarian)
'Jacqueline Wilson is hugely popular with 7- 10 year olds; she should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance.' (The Sunday Independent)