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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407045009
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

The Suitcase Kid

A sensitive and humorous story about a girl's struggle to readjust to her new life after her parents' divorce, from award-winning author Jacqueline Wilson.

When my parents split up they didn't know what to do with me . . .

My family always lived at Mulberry Cottage. Mum, Dad, me - and Radish, my Sylvanian rabbit. But now Mum lives with Bill the Baboon and his three kids. Dad lives with Carrie and her twins. And where do I live? I live out of a suitcase. One week with Mum's new family, one week with Dad's.

It's as easy as A B C. That's what everyone says. But all I want is to go home - back to Mulberry Cottage...

  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407045009
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

About the authors

Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson wrote her first novel when she was nine years old, and she has been writing ever since. She is now one of Britain’s bestselling and most beloved children’s authors. She has written over 100 books and is the creator of characters such as Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather. More than forty million copies of her books have been sold.

As well as winning many awards for her books, including the Children’s Book of the Year, Jacqueline is a former Children’s Laureate, and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame.

Jacqueline is also a great reader, and has amassed over 20,000 books, along with her famous collection of silver rings.

Find out more about Jacqueline and her books at www.jacquelinewilson.co.uk

Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated many books for children including Shark in the Park, You Choose and Pants. He has won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the 2001 Children's Book Award. He has also enjoyed stellar success illustrating Jacqueline Wilson's books. Nick lives in Brighton.

Praise for The Suitcase Kid

The Story of Tracy Beaker was well received and shortlisted for the Smarties Prize; her new novel, The Suitcase Kid is, I think, even better . . . Jacqueline Wilson finds humour in this very poignant situation, and her storytelling is stylish

The Bookseller

A deeply moving account of a child's agony and bewilderment as she suffers from her parents' divorce. Feelings tumble out in a cascade of experiences, at once painful and funny. Language is racy and modern, superbly capturing the experience of many children today

Junior Education

A modern story, realistic with lots of witty, offbeat humour

Daily Telegraph

A very sensitive account of what could very well happen in a similar family situation

Junior Bookshelf

A witty and moving tale of divorce

The Times

Anguish and humour combine to create a powerful story describing Andrea's feelings when her parents divorce. The alphabetically arranged chapters are self-contained yet link to portray an emotional journey through bewilderment and jealousy. This is an unsentimental story, skilfully combining realism with humour

Junior Education

Gripping, funny and sensitively written

Independent on Sunday

Honest, angry, sometimes sad and always very readable . . . Adults could learn something here about the emotional turmoil suffered by a child with divided loyalties


There's a bittersweet symmetry in [Andy's] defiant, touchingly manipulative and funny account of how she comes to terms with it all. Charming stylised illustrations by Nick Sharratt


To portray divorce with humour and sympathy takes great skill and Jacquline Wilson demonstrates she has this in abundance with this delightful book. . . . A wonderful, moving, yet funny book - a special read

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