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Candyfloss [Paperback]

Jacqueline Wilson , Nick Sharratt
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Book Description

1 Mar 2007

Floss's parents are divorced, and she divides up her week, spending five days with her mum, her new stepdad and her baby half-brother. The other two days Floss spends with her dad, helping him to run his greasy spoon cafe. But their simple arrangement is thrown into disarray when Floss's mum decides to move to Australia.

Making the difficult decision to stay at home, Floss moves in permanently with her dad and they muddle along happily together, surviving on chip butties and enjoying visits to the local funfair. But disaster strikes - Dad's money troubles catch up with him and they have to move out of the cafe. They're homeless - but can their new fairground friends help out?

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Product details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi Childrens; New Ed edition (1 Mar 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440866456
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440866459
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,075 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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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Amazon Review

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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


"Wilson is on top social-observing form" (Christina Hardyment Independent)

"As usual, Wilson's book provokes both laughter and thought" (Junior Education)

"Wilson moves away from familiar mum territory to cast her acute eye on dads" (Dina Rabinovitch Guardian)

"Jacqueline Wilson fans will love this new adventure drawn straight from the reality of the modern teenager" (The Good Book Guide)

"Another absorbing slice of family and school life" (The Children's Bookseller)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Candyfloss - Brilliant book!! 30 Oct 2010
A Kid's Review
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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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Candyfloss BRILLIANT BOOK! 29 April 2007
By Elle
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

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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Candyfloss! 13 Mar 2006
By A Customer
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars medium 6 Aug 2013
By Katie
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 8 out of 10 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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3.0 out of 5 stars i am an 11 yr old girl 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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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jacqueline Wilson has done it again! 2 Jun 2006
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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book 23 May 2006
By Cynthia
Candyfloss was an interesting book to read. Floss is a very compassionate girl when her mum, stepdad, and half-brother and herself are to move to Australia, all Floss is worried about is her dad. This is a very moving story and shows the true meaning of how family really means to you.

Cynthia Marie Rizzo author of "Angela and the Princess" and "Julie and the Unicorn"
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars candyfloss by Jacqueline wilson
You should read this book because it is funny and also tugs on your heart strings .
my favourite part is when they move house and also when her friend came over. Read more
Published 1 day ago by a williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Candy Floss is amazing!! 5/5
It's so good the image of the story is inside your head and all sounds so real and floss is such a kind nice character! I love it soooo much I didn't dislike any of it
Published 2 days ago by Eileen Murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely breath-taking!
I really love this book and I love the way it's so interesting. Seriously, I really have read it over and over, and over again! Read more
Published 4 days ago by cam
5.0 out of 5 stars Candyfloss by Jacqueline Wilson (review by a nine year old)
Candyfloss is a great book to read. it's exiting and sad. Jacqueline uses lots of emotions and is a really good author. the illustrations are good too. Read more
Published 9 days ago by erin grace williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good book
I liked this book because It was very exciting and a really good
page turner.
the only bad thing is it has a bad ending maybe if they made a sequel it would definitely be... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Karen E.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab
Great book, was just as it was described and a really good price for book and postage, my daughter loved reading it and had finished it within a few days, so can't be bad!
Published 19 days ago by Kim
5.0 out of 5 stars CANDYFLOSS YUMMY
Flora starts of living with her mum and staying with her dad on the weekends but then Flora/Floss/Flossie has to make the decision of her life. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Hannah O Connell
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book
This is a touching story about a little girl who has to make a big decision. Floss has to choose between going to Australia with her mum or staying with her dad. Read more
Published 26 days ago by drmp
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book to buy
You have gotta buy this book .funny graceful and sad and its for all ages so buy buy buy people !
Published 1 month ago by Mr. Steven N. Adjei
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I recommend this book to young girls. I chose this rating because of the details and is awesome book
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