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The Lottie Project
by Jacqueline Wilson (more about Jacqueline Wilson) 229/44 illustrated by Nick Sharratt
first published 1997
Historical Fiction for ages 9 to 10 published by Corgi Yearling
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
* £3.99, Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Mrs Mad's humble opinion
9/10 Very good. I am pleased with this.
What's it about?
Lots of things are changing in Charlie's life, her teacher, her friendships, even her relationship with her mom. That's a lot to deal with, so who needs to worry about a history topic on the Victorians?
What happens?
Charlie lives with her young mother in a very small flat which they both love dearly. Her mom, Jo has to work really hard to earn the money to stay there. Things start going wrong in the new school year, Charlie's new teacher doesn't seem very friendly and Jo loses her job. Another problem is having to sit next to a boy in class, especially when all the other girls can't stop talking about boys! Everything is changing for Charlie but she begins to find a release for her feelings in a diary for her school project, where she writes about a Victorian girl called Lottie who has to go to work as a nursery maid for a wealthy family.
Is it easy to read?
As with all of her books, this is easily read by anyone with any ability. Girls particularly will love this book, or any of her others. Highly recommended.
Anything else?
I love the way Jacqueline Wilson writes, it's always fresh and well observed. The humour is easily picked out and she writes about such realistic things that her books are hard to put down. There are lots of important modern issues covered in her stories, like parents splitting up, changing friendships and generally growing up. I think these books would be a great read for all readers and would recommend them for any classroom bookshelf. A good story to read to a class.
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 Mum-Minder, The Story of Tracy Beaker, The Suitcase Kid, The Werepuppy, Twin Trouble, Vicky Angel.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
A tale of two girls from different times, but with similar problems. Charlie thinks the Victorians were not at all dull, and Lottie, who is also eleven, certainly isn't. Her life is hard work, but Charlie thinks Lottie would know what to do about her mum's dreadful boyfriend and his wimpy son.
And what do you think?
Casey Clack, King's Lynn
I like The Lottie Project because some bits are really funny and I like the characters best. My favorite character is C
Casey Clack, King's Lynn
I like The Lottie Project because some bits are really funny and I like the characters best. My favorite character is Charlie because I think she's funny with her mum.I like the bit where they're having a fight and Jo had a towel wrapped round her and Cha
Esther Webb, Walsall
This is a fantastic book it is about a girl called Elsa who hates her step dad Mack the Smack (who really does smack!) because he has made Elsa, her mom, sister (Pippa), and her brother (Hank) homeless!! So they move into a bed and breakfast hotel which h
Georgia Rhiann, Northfold CP School, Cleveleys, Blackpool
I think the book is ace! All the Jaqueline Wilson books I've read are great!
Immie Miller, St Andrews School, Eastbourne
I think the Lottie Project is really amazing, it's the one of the best books I've read!! Some times I even laughed out loud! I would read this again every day. I think this book would be good for 8 to 12.
Izy Carstairs, London
The book is brilliant, really well written. I love all the Jacqueline Wilson books I read.
jessie holmes, New Earswick Primary School
i think the lottie project by jacqueline wilson is very good and i like other storys by the auther and the new book thats coming out i think its going to be brill
Keeley, Bocking
I think this book is great!!! It's about a girl called Tracy who has always dreamed about her mum coming and taking her home. Cam her foster parent can't afford to buy her designer clothes like all the other girls in the class have, but her mum can. But w
Kim & Hetty, Boughton school
This story is about a young girl that is doing a history project on Victorians. We think this book is great for 9+. We recommend this book for people that like books that the characters just have a normal life but then something extraordinary happens. We
Stephanie Skellorn, North Lakes School
This book is too good not to read. If you like humorous reading, read The Dare Game, by Jacqueline Wilson. From start to finish it is filled with Tracey Beaker's rudeness and moods! Would Jacqueline Wilson books be the same without moods and sarcasm? Onc
Susan Harrison, Amazon.co.uk
In The Lottie Project veteran children's author Jacqueline Wilson brilliantly combines comedy, poignancy and a touch of history as she tells the story of Charlie, a bright and happy young girl on the brink of change. For her Victorian history project,
Teale Ashton, Wood Green Sch
I really enjoyed this book from begging to the end, I thought it was really exciting and fun to read. I have also read The mum minder,The Illistrated mum And lots of other exciting books. I can't wait to read your new book(Secrets) It sounds really Intere
Year 6, London
Its about a girl who has to deal with lots of problems. I give it 10 out of 10 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I recommend it too 7-11 year olds.
Anna, Wychwood school
Well there is this girl she is about 11 her name is Charlotte but she likes being called charlie. Her class was going to have a new teacher her name was miss Beckworth the class thought she would be like all the other teachers but she wasn"t she was stric More...
Hannah, Neasden Primary
A girl called Charlie is doing a victorian project at school and as usual she is last to choose a book. Finally she gets a book and it is about servants so she writes a project about servants. The lottie Project is a great book but you"ll have to read it More...
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