The Bed and Breakfast Star Paperback – Illustrated, 5 Oct 2006
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Jacqueline Wilson's The Bed and Breakfast Star is read here in unabridged form by Josie Lawrence. Wilson is in fine form in this funny and moving story of a little girl who copes with her none-too-glamorous 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-regal 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 Elsa's 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 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. The story is presented on three cassettes. --Susan Harrison --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
"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)
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Great Plot and no typing errors which I often find in Jacqueline Wilson's books but I never complain beacause I'm not too fussy and the story is excellent so I don't complain about them. But in this book there are no typing errors so I'm very pleased about that. I like the story and the characters but I loved the illustrations the most so a big well done to Nick Sharrat for the pictures.
The story is about a girl called Elsa who is always cracking jokes but not very many of them are funny. She has a stepfather who gets a very posh job and gets loads of money and they have a big house but when he loses his job him and his family move to a bed and breakfast hotel. There she meets lots of people…
I am very pleased about this book so all in all I'm a very happy customer! :) :) :) :) :)
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