Opal Plumstead might be plain, but she has always been fiercely intelligent. Yet her scholarship and dreams of university are snatched away when her father is sent to prison, and fourteen-year-old Opal must start work at the Fairy Glen sweet factory to support her family.
Opal struggles to get along with the other workers, who think her snobby and stuck-up. But Opal idolises Mrs Roberts, the factory’s beautiful, dignified owner, who introduces Opal to the legendary Mrs Pankhurst and her fellow Suffragettes. And when Opal meets Morgan – Mrs Roberts’ handsome son, and the heir to Fairy Glen – she believes she has found her soulmate. But the First World War is about to begin, and will change Opal’s life for ever.
The brilliantly gripping wartime story from the bestselling, award-winning Jacqueline Wilson.
I’m Elsa, and I’m hoping to be a big star one day. I tell jokes all the time to try and cheer my family up. Trouble is, no-one seems to laugh much any more. Not since we lost our lovely house and had to move into a bed and breakfast hotel
Elsa loves to tell jokes. She KNOWS she’s going to be a big star one day – doing what she does best, making people laugh. But, after her family lose their lovely house and move into a bed and breakfast hotel, it seems like no one laughs anymore…
Despite their circumstances, Elsa is still determined to be a star!
Even if it’s just at their run-down bed and breakfast.
Written by the beloved, award-winning bestseller, Jacqueline Wilson, The Bed and Breakfast Star is a funny, lively story that sensitively explores family life.
The wonderful new story about triplet Tina, from one of the UK’s best-loved authors.
Tina is a triplet, but she’s always been the odd one out. Her sisters Phil and Maddie are bigger and stronger and better at just about everything. Luckily, they look after teeny-tiny Tina wherever they go — but when the girls start in scary, super-strict Miss Lovejoy’s class, they’re split up, and Tina has to fend for herself for the first time.
Tina is horrified when she’s paired up with angry bully Selma, who nobody wants to be friends with. But when Miss Lovejoy asks them to help her create a butterfly garden in the school playground, Tina discovers she doesn’t always need her sisters — and that there’s a lot more to Selma than first meets the eye.
A beautiful, heartwarming story about friendship, confidence and becoming your own person, from the mega-bestselling author of Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather and Sleepovers.