Jacqueline Wilson

Author Jacqueline Wilson started her writing career unusually early, writing her first full-length story at the age of nine and being employed as a columnist for Jackie magazine at just 17. Her first teacher called her ‘Jacky Daydream’ because of her propensity to stare out of the window, never one to overlook potential inspiration; Wilson later took the name as the title for her own autobiography.

From her earliest novels, Wilson has never been afraid to challenge the prevailing wisdom that books for children should avoid difficult issues. Her breakthrough novel, The Story of Tracey Beaker, features a girl in residential care who makes up stories to make life more bearable and it went on to form the basis of a successful series which was later televised.

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