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The Diamond girls

The Diamond girls

Wilson, Jacqueline

Dixie is the youngest of four sisters. However, Mum is now expecting another baby and has decided that they all must move to a bigger house. Her sisters are horrified and it is only Dixie who stays loyally by Mum's side - so only Dixie spots her secret

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories.
Published London: Corgi, 2007
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Statement of responsibility: Jacqueline Wilson ; illustrated by Nick Sharratt
ISBN: 0552556122, 9780552556125
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2004.
Physical Description: 229 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Sisters Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4
Interest Level: MY
Points: 8
Quiz Number: 207244

Author note

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 (forThe Illustrated Mum), the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award (forDouble 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


"Yet another fantastic contribution from Jacqueline Wilson"
Bookseller||"Another lovely Jacqueline Wilson story, full of high drama and gentle moments and the blinding truth. Highly recommended"
Reading Matters||"

A compelling mix of gritty realism and warmth where the chaos is largely redeemed by love

Independent||"Wilson writes with such humour and affection for her characters that this book is full of unexpected joy"
Daily Mail

Back cover copy

'You're all my favourite Diamond girls,' said Mum. 'Little sparkling gems, the lot of you...'

Dixie, Rochelle, Jude and Martine - the Diamond girls! They might sound like a girl band but these sisters' lives are anything but glamorous. They've moved into a terrible house on a run-down estate and after barely five minutes Rochelle's flirting, Jude's fighting and Martine's storming off. Even though Dixie's the youngest, she's desperate to get the house fixed up before Mum comes home with her new baby. Will the Diamond girls pull together in time for the first Diamond boy?

Another hit novel for older readers from the bestselling Jacqueline Wilson - with a new introduction written by the author!