A compelling, brilliant story from bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson, in which Lily is left in charge of her three younger siblings until Mum comes home. One of the biggest hardbacks of 2011.
JACQUELINE WILSON is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author who served as Children's Laureate from 2005-7. She has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the British Children's Book of the Year and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award (for The Illustrated Mum), the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award (for Double Act, for which she was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal). In 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame. She was the author most borrowed from British libraries in the last decade. 'A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety' THE TIMES 'She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues' BOOKSELLER
"No one in children's literature brings more insight to the modern family" Independent 20110315 "Find out how this gutsy character deals with some very difficulat situations while lovingly caring for her siblings in this engrossing read" Primary Times 20110207 "Parents may not always love her gritty subject matter but Wilson's young fans certainly do and they won't be disappointed by her latest" Sunday Express 20110417 "Lily Alone follows the story of Lily and her sisters Mliss and Pixie who are left alone when their mum goes to Spain on a holiday with her boyfriend. It is a simple but interesting book, ideal for girls ages seven to 11." -- Jessica Flood Womens Way (EIRE) 20120102 "Another gritty insight into dysfunctional family life." Surrey Advertiser Series 20120127