Best Friends

by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt

Roaring Brook Press

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LITERARY SUPERSTAR JACQUELINE WILSON TELLS A UNIVERSAL STORY

about what it means to be Best Friends Forever. Gemma and Alice have been best friends since they were born on the same day in the same hospital—it doesn’t matter that Gemma loves soccer while Alice prefers drawing, or that Gemma is always getting into trouble while Alice is a model student and daughter. But when Alice has to move to Scotland with her family, their friendship is put to the test. Is Best Friends Forever stronger than five hundred miles? Readers will relate to the heroic efforts the girls make to maintain their friendship and the small disasters of ‘tween life that they encounter along the way. Tender, funny, and always honest, BEST FRIENDS is the book to win American readers into the legions of fans Jacqueline Wilson has world-wide. Visit www.jacquelinewilsonrocks.com.

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“Wilson is doing something important and rare. She’s so good, it’s exhilarating.”—Philip Pullman

“Wilson blends the spunk of Ramona Quimby with the impulsiveness of Joey Pigza, with the resulting disasters being about what one would expect. . . . Readers will appreciate the reassurance that it’s perfectly okay to feel sad and angry when a friend moves away.”—School Library Journal

“While stories about best friends separated by moving are plentiful, Wilson’s British fillip makes this one original, with Gemma’s strong first-person voice and personality and Sharratt’s black-and-white drawings in strip-style sketches before each chapter teasing the reader and forecasting the next turn of events.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“Believable, sympathetic characters; recognizable home and school situations; and plenty of humor (including some of the cake-in-the-face sort) will ensure that this becomes, like Wilson’s other titles, a popular read for middle-grade girls.”—Booklist

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by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt

 JACQUELINE WILSON is the author of almost one hundred books, including CANDYFLOSS, published in 2007 by Roaring Brook Press. Together her books have sold more than 25 million copies and been translated into 30 languages. In 2007 she became the first children’s book author to be named a Dame by the Royal Family. Jacqueline Wilson lives in Kingston-on-Thames, England.

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Best Friends
by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt

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Roaring Brook Press
September 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429927420
ISBN10: 1429927429
Middle-Grade Fiction240 pages, Black-and-white line drawings
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7
$5.70

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Square Fish
September 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312581442
ISBN10: 0312581440
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 256 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: -L
AR Quiz Number: 32178 EN
AR Book Level: 3
AR Points: 0.5

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