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My sister Jodie

My sister Jodie

Wilson, Jacqueline; Sharratt, Nick

Pearl and Jodie are sisters. When their parents get new jobs as the cook and caretaker at a fusty old boarding school, the girls have to move there and spend their summer holidays in the school with just a few children and staff for company. When they arrive, things start to change!

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories.
Published London: Corgi, 2009
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Statement of responsibility: Jacqueline Wilson ; illustrated by Nick Sharratt
ISBN: 055255443X, 9780552554435
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2008.
Physical Description: 398 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Sisters Juvenile fiction.; Boarding schools Great Britain Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4.4
Interest Level: MY
Points: 13
Quiz Number: 214117

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


"Intelligent and insightful look at family life and the unique bond that exists between siblings"
The Bookseller||"This is another absorbing story that pulls the reader into the life and minds of the characters so you almost feel you are living it with them. A unputdownable read"
Primary Times||"This is another winning formula from this former children's laureate"
Birmingham Post||"A beautifully told and moving story of sisters, friendship and teenage rebellion"
Mid Devon Advertiser

Back cover copy

Pearl and Jodie are sisters. Pearl is younger, small and shy and anxious. Jodie is nearly three years older, bold and brash and bad and Pearl adores her.

When their parents get new jobs at the posh Melchester College, the girls are suddenly thrust into a new life. In their new home things feel different. Jodie has always been the leader but now it's Pearl who's making new friends. Jodie doesn't fit in with the snooty teenagers in her class and just seems to be getting into more and more trouble . . .

Maybe Pearl doesn't need Jodie as much as she used to. But Jodie needs her. And when the school Fireworks night comes around and a tragic event occurs, Pearl realizes quite how much she does need her big sister . . .

'Literary superstar'Independent

A moving and powerful story fron the best-selling, award-winning Jacqueline Wilson.