The Story of Tracy Beaker

by

Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

Reading Age: 8+

Interest level: 8+

by

Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

Tracy Beaker is a funny, imaginative and articulate ten-year-old girl, but she can also be angry, impulsive and a bit violent too. Tracy lives in a children's home but constantly hopes that her absent, glamorous mum will come and take her away.

 

One day Cam visits the home, to write a piece on the children. Tracy, being something of a writer herself, resolves to help out. The two form a bond and Tracy begins to wonder if Cam might represent a way out of the home for good.

 

Tracy's story is told as a series of diary entries, liberally illustrated with doodles and drawings from the pen of Nick Sharratt. She is an endearing narrator and her bouts of temper serve only to make her seem more believable. Both funny and touching by turns, it is easy to see why Tracy's story has become a modern-day classic.

 

Publisher: Random House

About the authors

  • Jacqueline Wilson

    Children's Laureate 2005-2007
    Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath in 1945, and spent her childhood in Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey, where she still lives today. She started her writing career as a teenage journalist with D.C. Thompson, writing for the teenage magazine Jackie which was named after her. Today her popular books for children have sold millions of copies and have been translated into more than thirty languages.

     

    Jacqueline's books include The Story of Tracy Beaker, which has become a hugely successful BBC TV series; Girls in Love, which together with its two sequels was filmed for ITV television; and Double Act, which she adapted for Channel 4 and which won the Royal TV Society's Best Children's Fiction Award. As the fourth Children's Laureate (2005-2007) she promoted the importance of sharing books, and reading aloud together.

     

    http://www.jacquelinewilson.co.uk
    Jacqueline Wilson
    Jacqueline Wilson
  • Nick Sharratt

    Nick liked drawing from an early age. 'When I was nine,' he says, 'a picture that I'd drawn at school was pinned up in the hall, and the husband of one of the teachers saw it and offered me five pounds to do a similar picture for him. That's when I decided I was going to be a professional artist one day! I nearly always drew in felt tip pens then, and I liked drawing big crowd scenes. I'd start in the bottom left-hand corner of the paper and just let the picture grow, telling myself stories about each of the characters in turn as I drew them.'

    Nick Sharratt
    Nick Sharratt

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Average rating: 4/5

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Rating: 5 star
saff
22 November 2016

I like this book because tracy beaker is hetty feather when she was young and how she went into care so this is a good book

Rating: 5 star
Rosie
Bb12ue
3 September 2016

at the beginning I thought her mum would come and I felt sad when she did not come

Rating: 4 star
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scotland
28 June 2016

I'm going to give the book 5 because I love Tracy beaker and because she is a very good and lovely author and she wrote the most beautiful story's ever.

Rating: 5 star
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Barnet
23 April 2016

Too good

Rating: 5 star
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29 February 2016

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