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Project Fairy: Discover a brand new magical adventure from Jacqueline Wilson

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In 2002 Jacqueline was awarded the OBE for services to literacy in schools and from 2005 to 2007 she was the Children’s Laureate. Having panic and stress portrayed in a child and the heavy weights she carries without processing that/being fully aware of what is happening is heartbreaking as it's something many real kids experience.

Inside they find wonderful drawings of fairies - although they're far from the sweet characters that Mab imagined! When her dad leaves her very early and gets a new family, Mab, her brother and her mother start to feel ill.Mab mentions her neighbours Michael and Lee twice or three times, and they might be a gay couple, but we never meet them, so am I reaching? JW's books have become so much more sensitive over the years, thinking from a different perspective to the books which perhaps most readers my age might remember. One of Jacqueline’s most successful and enduring creations has been the famous Tracy Beaker, who first appeared in 1991 in The Story of Tracy Beaker. I didn't finish it because of this, 'cause I just simply couldn't get into it, which is a pity, 'cause I would've liked to. I've read all her new books and absolutely adore Rachael Dean's illustrations, and this was no different for me.

I enjoyed the up to date references and the attempt to include themes such as mental health struggles and bullying which I believe are important to vocalise for young people who are the intended audience. I am well aware I am around two decades past her predominant target audience now (OW, that is depressing), and I shouldn't judge too harshly.Their flat is full of fairy ornaments, tiny fairy furniture and they've even got fairy lights in the toilet. In spite of the typical girl-on-girl hate with the school bullies, and with other girls, and Mab moving on to being friends with a boy, Micky, because, and I quote, "[. Though I am sad that Nick Sharratt no longer illustrates the bright, iconic covers for JW books anymore, but I understand he has to move on to new projects and things.

She has written over 100 books and is the creator of characters such as Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather. I always take off the dust cover on hardback's I'm actively reading to keep them safe and my jaw dropped when I saw what was under it. and definitely the kind of book I would have loved to read as a child, filled with fairy magic and history and all the heartache and family angst you'd expect from JW. Also, I didn't want to carry hate in my heart forever, and not for an author's long bibliography (not the author herself, to be clear) and works that had been a part of my childhood, and of my start in my reading life.

The fantasy element was equally lovely, with that typical Victorian twist present in all my favourite JW books.

The characters didn't feel overly filled-out or had full arcs, but in comparason the general world and the fairies felt the complete opposite, and that was great!She reads it with her mum and her little brother Robin, and she's surprised to see the drawings inside are nothing like the sweet fairies she imagined.

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