Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group


Jacqueline Wilson; Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

Square Fish



Trade Paperback

Beauty Cookson isn't beautiful. Her father chose her name because he wants her to be a confident, popular girl. She tries to fit in, but she's plain and awkward. All the girls at school make fun of her and have nicknamed her Ugly. Her mother thinks she needs a fun, creative nickname, something like . . . Cookie! But kids at school can't just be told to call her Cookie. And, even worse, her Dad doesn't approve. His already bad temper reaches frightening new heights. Will Cookie find the strength to stand up to her dad? And will she find a way to be the person she wants to be?


I turned on the television. I timed it perfectly. The music was just starting. I saw the cartoon picture of Sam and Lily spinning around, Sam waving, Lily delicately nibbling a carrot. They whirled faster and faster while a voice sang, "Who...


Praise for Cookie

“Wilson's extraordinary strength is the reliable, deeply comforting nature of her fiction, in which tough subjects are made approachable for younger readers. . . . Sharratt's trademark illustrations lend their own kind of comfort by giving a quick graphic preview of what's to come in each chapter.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Wilson's talent shows again in this novel with strong, compelling characters and a plot that makes the book hard to put down.” —School Library Journal

“Dame Wilson's fluid mastery of realistic family-and-friend problems is clear in this title, and, as Wilson's previous books, Sharratt's cartoon-style illustrations introduce and foreshadow the action in each chapter.” —Booklist

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About the author

Jacqueline Wilson; Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

JACQUELINE WILSON is the author of 100 books, including Candyfloss and Best Friends (both available from Square Fish). Together, her titles have sold over 30 million copies worldwide. She was the 2005-2007 British Children's Laureate and has won many major literacy awards, including the Guardians Children's Fiction Award, the Smarties Prize, and the Children's Book of the Year. In 2007 she became the first children's book author to be named a Dame. She lives in Kingston-on-Thames, England.

Nick Sharratt

Jacqueline Wilson

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