The Story of Tracy Beaker

The Story of Tracy Beaker

By Jacqueline Wilson; Nick Sharratt (Illustrator)

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440418078, 144pp.

Publication Date: November 12, 2002

TRACY BEAKER'S NOT exactly sure what her mother does, because Tracy has been in foster care for as long as she can remember. Maybe one day Tracy's mother will show up and reclaim her long-lost daughter, but in the meantime, Tracy's doing everything she can to take care of herself even though she has to share her birthday cake. Then a journalist shows up to write a story about their orphanage, and she and Tracy strike up a special friendship.

About the Author
Jacqueline Wilson is a hugely successful children s author and has won a number of prestigious awards, including the British Children s Book of the Year and the Guardian Children s Fiction Award. In 2002 Jacqueline received an OBE for services to literacy in schools. She was the highest-borrowed author in British libraries in the last decade.

Nick Sharratt has illustrated many books for children, including the bestselling novels of Jacqueline Wilson and "When a Monster Is Born" by Sean Taylor. He lives in London.

Praise For The Story of Tracy Beaker

“Wilson again shapes a convincing and memorable heroine with a snappy, fresh voice.” -- Publishers Weekly