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The Bed and Breakfast Star

The Bed and Breakfast Star [Kindle Edition]

Jacqueline Wilson , Nick Sharratt
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

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Jacqueline Wilson is in fine form in this funny and moving story of a little girl who copes with her none-too-glamourous life by telling endless jokes and fantasising about being a comedian. As things go from bad to worse and Elsa and her family find themselves homeless, they have to move into the very un-royal Royal Hotel. But when disaster strikes at the hotel, Elsa gets her chance to be a real star.

Jacqueline Wilson lets the reader eavesdrop on Elsa¹s life, encouraging an intelligent understanding of her situation but never once suggesting that there might be a magic solution. Instead of letting pity in on the act, Wilson treats us to a realistic and sobering, yet at the same time smart and entertaining, story of a child doing the best she can in an unforgiving world where things are never really as they should be. --Susan Harrison


"Funny and very moving" -- Josie Lawrence Daily Express "An unsentimental and truthful book that is even better for a strong sense of mischief" Independent on Sunday "The chatty style draws young readers straight into the story, and the constant stream of corny jokes masks, but does not conceal, the deeper issues" Daily Telegraph "This is an hilarious and at the same time exceptionally emotional story" Scribbler

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2187 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: RHCP Digital; New Ed edition (5 Dec 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0031RDUVA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #23,121 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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4.8 out of 5 stars
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!!! 13 Jan 2008
Elsa, Pippa (her step sister), Hank (her step baby brother), Mack (her step dad), Mum and Naomi are the main characters but people like the manager of the hotel and other guests at the hotel are side characters. The other characters are the TV crew.

Elsa and her family get so poor that they have to stay at a special hotel which is called the Royal Hotel but isn't very posh at all. One day a TV crew come to film some of the children for a charity show about poor children and their families. Elsa is very talkative and the cast get tired of her so they ask her about her friends. She goes and gets her best friend, Naomi, to be interview but Naomi's family won't talk to Elsa because they are told to leave the hotel all as the interview made the hotel sound bad (even though it was terrible) at the end Elsa becomes a hero.

Favourite part:
I think it was funny when she tells jokes to some people who like them and become her friend.

Worst Part:
I think the worst part is when Elsa starts writing jokes all over the lavatory walls about her step dad and doesn't own up to the owner of the hotel.

This book is for 9 - 12 year olds because it might upset little children with the smacking and hitting and some of the words are quite mild.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fandabidozzie 19 Feb 2011
A Kid's Review
I am nine and a half so you may not find this very helpful.Anyway I found it quite good.It is about a girl called Elsa who loves to tell jokes but ever since she got a new dad nobody laughs anymore.It is a bit upsetting with lots of hitting and smacking and there is a few mild words.But it is a fun book.I have read lots of JW books and there great ,but this isn't her best book but it is good.
I reccommend this from 8-12
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5.0 out of 5 stars My book of the Millenium 26 Jan 2000
By A Customer
I like all of Jaqueline Wilson's books but this book is my favourite because its funny and the illustrations are funny too. Some parts are exciting because you don't know what's going to happen next. My favourite character is Elsa, she is eldest out of all three children. She is my favourite becuase she is funny and lively and she has a loud voice, there is a fire in the story and Elsa uses her loud voice to wake everyone up. The story is about 3 children Elsa, Pipper and Hank, they have a mum but they don't have a dad and their mum has a boyfriend. They keep having to move house because mum's boyfriend Mack can't get a job so they don't have enough money for their own house so eventually they have to go to a bed and breakfast hotel which is disgusting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 19 Jun 1999
By A Customer
This is one of my favourite books ever. I have read it so many times, I just keep going back to it and reading it ove again. It is really excellent. It's about Elsie who is a poor kid whose family has lost all their money. She just wants to be a famous comedienne and will do anything to make it happen. She keeps telling jokes to her family but no-one appreciates them - especially her mean stepdad, Mack the Smack. If you don't buy this you are really missing out - it's so excellent you will read it again and again. BUY IT NOW!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book about the problems of Elsa and her family. 1 April 1999
By A Customer
Elsa is a girl who loves telling jokes. Her and her family lose all their money and have to live in an old bed and breakfast hotel, as there are no avalible council houses. The hotel is run down and badly run, making life miserable. The book tells the story of Ellie's problems with life. Just when she thinks life is as bad as it can possibly get, she gets her time of fame and life turns out for the better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Bed and Breakfast Star 1 Sep 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Jacqueline Wilson is an amazing story writer and has an amazing sense of humour and she puts that humour into her books. This story is one of my favourite Jacqueline Wilson books although I love all of them! I would recommend this book to preteen kids although it is suitable for all ages
Hope this review helps!

Phoebe Jones Cowie x x x
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By A Customer
A brilliant book by my favourite author. A heart-warming story that I'm sure many children could somehow relate to. Elsa's character is funny and the whole book was so interesting I didn't want to put it down.It was really exciting and I couldn't wait to know what was going to happen next. I loved the happy ending ! A winner!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty cool 21 Jun 2014
By James B
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
An easy book and great as a night read. I enjoyed it a lot. THANKS FOR THE BOOK JACQUELINE WILSON
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
this book is so cool and is worth the money because the story is funny sad and exciting buy ittttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Published 1 month ago by Simon Frampton
5.0 out of 5 stars The bed and breakfast star
It is a great book to read and is so true in lots of ways. I would recommend it definitely
Published 3 months ago by Elizabeth Jane Staples
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book ever!
I chose 5 star rating because it wasn't just a story book it was a joke book, because the main character, Elsa always told jokes. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Trinity Jane Morrish Hough
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome!
this book was epic and I especially liked Elsa and Pippa.It was a bit nail - biting when the fire started. I took it Ibiza and finished it in a day because I couldn't put it down!
Published 4 months ago by Miss C Condron
4.0 out of 5 stars Bed and breakfast star
This book was good but it took me 3days to read I can usually read one in a day .
Published 4 months ago by Coopster
5.0 out of 5 stars The bed and breakfast star
This is a really good book and has beautiful illustrations by Nick Sharratt 8 year old girls will absolutely love it·
Published 7 months ago by Elisha Gallagher
5.0 out of 5 stars luved it!
i am not one of those people who gives everybook a 5* review!
this is not a such an academic read... but this i definetly my favoirit book!
Published 8 months ago by Zennor
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing book
I bought this book a long time ago and never read it but I started reading and couldn't put it down it was just so amazing it only took me 2 days to read and I absolutely loved and... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Emily Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!!
I always wanted to read this book when I was younger. Now I read it I just love it.
I just LOVE the end but I won't tell you because it will spoil the story. Read more
Published 8 months ago by cam
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bed and Breakfast Star
It is about a girl called Elsa. Suddenly,a totally random day they can NOT afford their house any more so they are send to a Bed and Breakfast Hotel called the Royal Hotel. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Shinybuddy
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