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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday Children's Books; 1st edition (27 Feb 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385608373
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385608374
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 3.5 x 22.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 197,731 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jacqueline Wilson is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author. The Illustrated Mum was chosen as British Children's Book of the Year in 1999 and was winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2000. Jacqueline has won the prestigious Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award for Double Act, which was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. In June 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was made a Dame.

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The Children’s Laureate has done it again. Jacqueline Wilson’s latest story is a winning combination of realistic characters, entertaining drama and moving encounters. Candlyfloss effortlessly draws its young readers into its pages from the beginning, immediately making connections with a readership that idolises the author’s every literary effort.

Floss lives with her mum and her mum’s new husband--the super ambitious Steve--and her half-brother Tiger. When Steve drops the bombshell that he has been asked to go and work in Sydney, and that they’re all moving to Australia for six months, Floss cannot believe it. She’s excited about the prospect of a trip of a lifetime but what about her dad? He may only be the less well-off and unsuccessful owner of a down-at-heel greasy spoon café, but she is all he has got in the world to look forward to. He lives for her weekly visits and the chance to feed her chip butties without her mum finding out.

Floss soon finds herself in an impossible situation. If she chooses to stay behind, everything will be different. She may be able to stay close to her not-all-that-she-seems best friend Rhiannon and get to live with the best dad in the world full-time, but is it the right decision to make in the long run?

As an ambassador demonstrating the robust health of the nation’s storytelling talent, one needs look no further than Jacqueline Wilson. Her popularity is well earned, and seemingly repeated and confirmed with each new volume in her library. Her novels have a ring of the familiar; characters that seem like they live just next door, speaking dialogue that is so true-to-life it makes you wonder how old the lady behind the words really is. Wilson’s bestselling novels, totalling over twenty million and counting, are undoubtedly the modern classics of the future.

(Age 9 and over)--John McLay

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Praise for Jacqueline Wilson: " 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"

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on 30 Oct 2010
Format: Paperback
This book is absolutely brilliant, i must have read it at least 10 times! It is one of Jacqueline Wilson's best books and i would recommend it to anyone. It is about a girl called Flora (everyone nicknames her Floss) and her mum broke up with her dad, and her mum now is living with her new boyfriend Steve and their baby son. Steve gets promoted in his job to Australia. Floss wants to go, but wants to stay with her poor dad who lives in a cafe with hardly any customers so he is in danger of being shut down. It is not all sad though! The rest is brilliant and i love reading it!
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Elle on 29 April 2007
Format: Paperback
This is a great book. My nine year old daughter read it to me and it was so good that she could not stop reading it! She has read many books but she says this has to be one of the best Jacqueliene Wilson books ever. It is not that funny but it is dead interesting. It is about a girl named Floss. Her mum has a boy freind who gets a job in Australia and they are planning to go there for a few months. Floss doesnt want to leave her dad or best friend so what will she do? She really liked the part when Floss stood up for her self but the whole book is very good

indeed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Hutchins on 21 Feb 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
i am a massive jw fan but this book was slightly diserpointing. it was very intresting an funny at parts and i felt sorry for floss at times. i really was looking forward to wh was going to happen at the end. but there were so many unanswerd questions. i read loads of pages waiting to find out what happend at the end and the conclusion but i didnt find out. so because of that i want to give it 3 and a half stars because it was quite excitimg.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mineraft style on 4 Aug 2014
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I wasn't sure at first and I didn't think I'd like it but after floss abandoned her mum's family by not going to Australia you can't put the book down like all other jackline wilson books and you feel like your there dealing with flosse's situations with floss I am 9 and a half I definitely recommend this book for children 7 and older but you can read it if your younger but best when your 6/7 or older as some bits you might not understand
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Mar 2006
Format: Hardcover
A great read. I've read all Jacqueline Wilson books and this one is near the top! When Floss' Mum, brother and step-dad are going to Australia for 6 months, Floss faces the difficult decision- should I go with them or stay with dad? A great and recommended read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Molly-flora on 18 Mar 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I think the book loses it's charm in the centre of the book but otherwise it is AMAZING! I would reccomend this for 8-15 year olds.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Katie on 6 Aug 2013
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The ending didn't properly end it .Plus it was all a bit of a fairy tail.I wish that I was more on the edge of my seat.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Gaylard-hughes on 2 Jun 2006
Format: Hardcover
Jacqueline has again created another amazing book. I loved the illustrations, and considering I thought I was too old for Jacky's tales now (14 going on 15) I have had a serious reality check. I love Floss and Susan (wow, my Mum's name) and the whole idea of the fair. Being older-ish, it kind of makes me appreciate how I needn't worry about growing up too soon.

I was so enthusiastic about the book I even went to the signing in WHSmiths and met Jacky herself. Trust me, this book is great, and you HAVE to meet her in person. She's utterly fabulous.

I definitely won't hesitate to recommend you this book. Great buy!

p.s. one prob, again it's an open ending...sigh, Jackie, please step on it and write a book that tells me whether she lives happily ever after or not! ^_^
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