Closing 27/08/2005

12 year old Violet has plenty to wish for. She wishes Will, her loving but controlling older brother, would be kinder to her. She wishes beautiful, charismatic Jasmine would be her friend forever. Most of all, she wishes she could meet her favourite author, Casper Dream. Surely Casper Dream, who creates such magical fairy stories, could conjure up a solution to all her problems?

Jacqueline Wilson is one of Britain’s best-selling children’s authors. She has sold over 15 million books in the UK alone, featured four times in the BBC’s 100 favourite books (The Big Read) – and just supplanted Catherine Cookson as the most-borrowed author from English libraries!

Whereas JK Rowling does the fantasy, Jacqueline’s work is firmly rooted in reality. She writes about children and teenagers in today’s difficult and confusing society – combining freshness and directness with warmth and humour.

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