Summer holidays are finally here! Fans of Jacqueline Wilson can enjoy every single moment with this bright, fun Holiday Journal from their favourite mega-bestselling author. There's a quiz, a page of pretty stickers, a scrapbook, and space to write a diary throughout the holiday, plus lots and lots more. Illustrated throughout, it's the perfect way to plan your best holiday ever, and to record all your special memories.
A must-have for fans of Jacqueline's books, this colourful hardback mid-year diary includes space for friends' birthdays, phone numbers and even secret wishes and worries. It also has everything you need for the school year including timetables and homework space! There are no dates, but every week of the school year has a page, with a space for every day. Decorated with illustrations from the bestselling books and with an introduction from Jacqueline's best-known character, Tracy Beaker. This is a real treat for Jacky's fans and a very stylish piece of stationery.
Lily isn't home ALONE - but she sort of wishes she was; looking after her three younger siblings is a lot of responsibility. When Mum goes off on holiday with her new boyfriend and her stepdad fails to show up, Lily is determined to keep the family together and show they can cope without any grown-ups. But taking care of 6-year-old twins, her 3-year-old sister and the family's flat feels overwhelming and Lily is worried that school or social services might discover their situation and break up the family. What could be better than to take all the little ones for a camping adventure in the park? Plenty of space to run about, no carpet to vacuum, and surely no chance anyone will guess they're there . . .
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Literary Criticism
Jacqueline Wilson is one of the most popular writers for children in Britain today, and is ground-breaking in her frank treatment of issues such as adoption, divorce and death. Addressing Wilson's work from a variety of perspectives, this exciting volume brings together a range of new critical essays from an international team of scholars.
The Outside Child, In and Out of the Book is situated at the intersection between children’s literature studies and childhood studies. In this provocative book, Christine Wilkie-Stibbs juxtaposes the narratives of literary and actual children/young adults to explore how Western culture has imagined, defined, and dealt with their outsider status – whether orphaned, homeless, refugee, victims of abuse, or exploited – and how processes of economic, social, or political impoverishment are sustained and naturalized in regimes of power, authority, and domination. In five chapters titled: "Outsider," "Displaced," "Erased," "Abject," "Unattached," and "Colonized," the book situates and repositions a range of pre- and post-millennium children’s/young adult fictions, autobiographies, policy documents, and reports in the current climate of rabid globalization, new "out-group" definitions, and prescribed normativity. Children’s/young adult fictions considered include: Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses trilogy; Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Jacqueline Wilson’s The Illustrated Mum; Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny Boy; Ann Provoost’s Falling; Meg Rosoff’s, How I Live Now; Elizabeth Laird’s A Little Piece of Ground. Autobiographical works include Zlata Filipovic’s Zlata’s Diary; Kevin Lewis’s The Kid; Latifa’s My Forbidden Face; and Valérie Zenatti’s When I Was a Soldier.
Laugh-out-loud funny and gorgeously romantic, Kisses for Lula is the perfect book for teenage girls. Lula Bird is gorgeous, funny and dreading her birthday because you can't turn 16 if you've never been kissed . . . So why does every boy in Hambledon run a mile the second she bats her eyelids? The fact is, they fear for their lives. Rumour has it Lula's been jinxed! And it's not as if that's her only problem: Lula thinks she has a stalker, her dad keeps sneaking out at night with a lady's handbag, and a mysterious theft is threatening to bring the town to its knees! Join a new, kooky teen heroine on her first adventure and get the feel-good factor from her gloriously funny antics, romantic entanglements and mystery. With the laugh-out-loud qualities of Louise Rennison, the girl appeal of Meg Cabot and the warmth of Jacqueline Wilson, Samantha Mackintosh’s romance books for teens are a joy to read. ‘A hilarious, hectic, full-on diary saga’ – Julia Eccleshare on LoveReading4Kids.
Snow Black and the Seven Rastas, is a quirky Caribbean twist on the classic fairy tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Set in the internationally renowned island of sunny Jamaica, this side splitting story of a Nubian Princess in search of safety from her wicked step-father, is a tale that will leave the entire family crying hysterically with laughter. In addition, the book contains seven short stories ranging across different genres set to take you on a series of imaginative adventure's, mystery, romance, fantasy, thriller, laughter and suspense.
Refugees and Relief Workers in an Era of Total War 1936-48
Author: Sharif Gemie
Publisher: A&C Black
The period of the 'long' Second World War (1936-1948) was marked by mass movements of diverse populations: 60 million people either fled or were forced from their homes. This book considers the Spanish Republicans fleeing Franco's Spain in 1939, the French civilians trying to escape the Nazi invasion in 1940, and the millions of people displaced or expelled by the forces of Hitler's Third Reich. Throughout this period state and voluntary organisations were created to take care of the homeless and the displaced. National organisations dominated until the end of the war; afterwards, international organisations - the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency and the International Refugee Organisation - were formed to deal with what was clearly an international problem. Using case studies of displaced people and of relief workers, this book is unique in placing such crises at the centre rather than the margins of wartime experience, making the work nothing less than an alternative history of the Second World War.