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Candyfloss

Jacqueline Wilson; Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

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Floss loves spending weekends with her dad in his greasy spoon café. But when her mother and stepfather announce they are moving to Australia, Floss finds herself in an impossible situation. If she decides to stay with Dad, inept but loving and lots of fun, she won’t get to see her mom for six whole months. But if she goes with her mom, can her dad get along without her? Even worse, how will her choice affect her precious friendship with her popular but not-so-loyal best friend, Rhiannon?

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Praise for Candyfloss

“Floss, bless her brave little heart, is showing up in a publishing era that is largely ignoring stories like hers in favor of glitzier, sexier mean-girl fare. For girls who have outgrown Ramona, but are still wary of “The Clique,” Floss makes an able, admirable companion. She may not live next door, but you’ll wish she did.”—The New York Times Book Review

“. . . a poignant, gently humorous, and totally satisfying tale. Flossie is charmingly believable . . .”—Booklist, Starred Review

“This tension paces a novel that contains many compelling, sometimes gritty, elements . . . Floss’s emotional turmoil should hook girls.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Wilson (second in popularity only to J.K. Rowling in the UK) mixes familiar situations and concerns with a brisk pace and a main character her tween-girl readers would like to be best friends with—quite the winning package.”—The Horn Book Magazine

“Flossie is a likable character who discovers the meaning of true friendship, suffers hardship with aplomb, and learns some important life lessons along the way. Readers will cheer her on and feel satisfaction when she sees her ex-best friend for the bully and snob that she is.”—School Library Journal

“British author Wilson portrays heavy issues of poverty, bankruptcy, drunken/bawdy adult behavior, bullying and unconditional parental/child love through a determined protagonist and a group of believable secondary characters.”—Kirkus Reviews

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • 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. She is the 2005-2007 British Children’s Laureate, and has won numerous major literary awards, including the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award, the Smarties Prize, and the Children’s Book of the Year. Her next book, Best Friends, will be available September 2008 from Roaring Brook Press.
  • Jacqueline Wilson
    Jacqueline Wilson
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Candyfloss

Jacqueline Wilson; Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

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