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Double Act

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She gets deals with real things many kids go through on a daily basis, in an easy to understand way and accessible way. Double Act is a children's novel by Jacqueline Wilson, written in the style of a diary, which features identical twins Ruby and Garnet. Although they are very different in how they dress and how they think they support each other and have been through a great deal together. let’s put it this way:all the teachers at school think that jw books are a lot off rubbish and waffle(i agrey most times),but this book put it in an entiraly new situation. If you weren't already in awe of his selfishness, he even manages to dump his mother-in-law - who spent the last three years raising his kids for him - into sheltered accommodation.

The television film was made in 2001 for Channel 4 and aired in 2002, starring Birmingham twins, Zoe and Chloe Tempest-Jones. Double Act was "Highly Commended" runner up for the annual Carnegie Medal from the British Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British subject.Wilson has this incredible ability to adopt the mind-set of the two young girls, hence the whole book is written in journal form. The Illustrated Mum won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award, the 1999 Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards and was also shortlisted for the 1999 Whitbread Children’s Book Award. I get the point, though, because as the story progresses both girls seem to grow up and accept themselves as they are. The illustrations add another layer to the story and this book, as with the others I have read, really captured my imagination even though I am no longer 11 years old.

If not for that, I probably never would have discovered Jacqueline Wilson - I missed these books when I was young, and they're not the sort of things I would have otherwise stumbled upon as an adult.Jacqueline Wilson's bestselling novel about identical twins has been widely acclaimed, winning the Smarties Prize, the Children's Book Award and being highly commended for the Carnegie Medal.

From the beginning we learn that he spends his time filling the entire house with books, knowing full well that his mother-in-law has arthritis and finds it hard to get around.

Wilson is an expert at creating realistic characters and is probably the closest thing you can get to actual being inside a child's mind yourself. A great read for KS2 students; the story of Garnet and Ruby is a brilliant example of how to overcome the problems of everyday life.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The 1995 Medal winner, Northern Lights by Philip Pullman, was named one of the top ten by a panel of experts and was voted the public favourite for the 70th anniversary "Carnegie of Carnegies" in 2007. After you've finished reading that sentence a few times (and no, you're not seeing things,) allow me to explain. As Rose, a women their dad loves comes into their life, three years after their mother's death, they find it hard to digest. Adaptable for use by casts with a few as 6 or as many as 30 members and offering staging opportunities from the simplest to the most sophisticated designs, this script is ideal for use in drama groups, English lessons and school plays.I think WIlson has used her strengths well in this book and has really gone to town with the idea of the twins losing their mom and being like chalk and cheese (Completely Different) ! Publishers Weekly described it as "an unexceptional mix of familiar plot devices" and recommended it (or did not) for readers age 9 to 12. The twins have their own secret language, and they don't like to make friends at school because they have each other. Thank to the entire family Ruby, the strong character decided to change "the book" to a Memorandum where she realize that her sister do not need to be the same, and consequently they do not have to do the same things, to be happy.

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