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The Suitcase Kid
by Jacqueline Wilson (more about Jacqueline Wilson) 179/44 first published 1993
Real Life Drama for ages 8 to 14 published by Corgi Yearling
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
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Mrs Mad's humble opinion
9/10 Very good. I am pleased with this.
What's it about?
One girl's life shared between her divorced parents and their new families.
What happens?
Following the divorce of her parents Andy couldn't decide who she wanted to live with, so she spends one week with mom and the next with dad. The only stable thing she has is her suitcase and Radish her little toy rabbit.
Is it easy to read?
Easily read by a good reader or one growing in confidence. Could be useful to read with children going through a slightly similar situation as a starting point for discussions about feelings.
Anything else?
Won the Children's Book Award in 1992. Wilson has produced another amazing book which shines the light on the difficult situation some children find themselves in, following divorces between parents. As always her humour and witty writing makes the whole subject more light hearted and acceptable to read about for younger readers. Another book that should have a place on school bookshelves.
Other books by Jacqueline Wilson include Bad Girls, Best Friends, Buried Alive!, Cliffhanger, Connie and the Water Babies, Double Act, Dustbin Baby, Girls in Love, Girls Out Late, Girls Under Pressure, Glubbslyme, How to Survive Summer Camp, Lizzie Zipmouth, Lola Rose, Midnight, My Brother Bernadette, Secrets, Sleepovers, The Bed and Breakfast Star, The Cat Mummy, The Dare Game, The Illustrated Mum, The Lottie Project, The Mum-Minder, The Story of Tracy Beaker, The Werepuppy, Twin Trouble, Vicky Angel.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
A story about the increasingly familiar problem for children, of facing the upheaval when parents divorce, and having to fit in with two new families. By the author of "The Story of Tracy Beaker", which was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize, the Children's Book Award and the Carnegie Medal.
And what do you think?
Although there are many children's books about divorce, few move beyond bland therapeutic preaching into the realm of well-told stories. This one does. A hard look at joint-custody life, The Suitcase Kid follows Andrea West and her tiny stuffed rabbit, Ra
annabelle vella, Reading
I like this book but this I think was the most disappointing one out of all of Jacqueline Wilson collection.
Charlotte Anstiss, Davison High School
I Enjoyed this book a lot, and I don't normally like many books, as I am a very fussy reader! The reasons that I liked this book are: I liked the fact that Andy was having her feelings explained, and I know how she feels!
danielle white, bothwell primary
Danielle Tracey White The Suitcase Kid The suitcase kid is written by Jacqueline Wilson and illustrated by Nick Sharrat. It is a very good book and is about a young girl whose mum and dad has just split up. Her mum wants her to go and live with hr in her
georgina tidey, leeds
This was an excellent book. I am at university and I am having to do a presentation on children's literature. I have chosen to do it on Jacqueline Wilson.
This book is a very good because its about a child. What happens is….. there is a girl called Andy and her mum and dad have split up. it tells the story of a girl who doesn’t like her mum or dad apart. She doesn’t like having step broth
odie Howlett Jacqueline Wilson The Suitcase Kid. A girl named Andy lived with her parents and her little teddy called Raddish.But one day something terrible happened , her parents were getting divorced.The only problem was she did not know who to live
kelly, bill quay primary school
I liked the start when her parents were fighting with her and the middle when she went to live,with her mum and boy freinds her daghter . And the end when her dads girlfreind has a baby.
Rebecca Menzler & Sabina Jump, Croftlands,Ulverston.
Its a good book and you could raed it well you would like i
Holly Bagnall, Marple Hal;l High School
It mirrored my life when my parents divorced and it taught me to like what i had
Noni Nosh, London
I think the book was o.k but it could have been better. I do think the alphabet thing was cool though!
Jack, Liverpool
I loved this book, because I am going through a similiar situation. I bought this book in a two-in-one book combined with The Lottie Project. Each chapter is like an "A is for A....." and other chapters like that. A great idea for children ike me going th More...
Sophie, St. Bedes, Peterlee
I think this book is excellent, and it is very exciting!!! It was the winner of the children"s book award! I would give the book a rating of 10/10!
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