The Illustrated Mum
Covered from head to foot with glorious tattoos, Marigold is the brightest, most beautiful mother in the world. Dolphin would do anything for her. She just wishes her beautiful mum wouldn’t stay out partying all night, or forget to buy food and pay the bills, or go weird now and then. Dolphin’s big sister Star isn’t so sure anymore. She loves Marigold too, but sometimes she just can’t help wishing things were more normal. And when Mum starts to fall apart, what should Dolphin do? Is her illustrated mum still in the picture?
- A touching and heartbreaking tale of family troubles
- Winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2000
- Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and Whitbread Prize
- Explores topical themes of mental illness and child carers
The way Jacqueline Wilson has written this book is amazing! It is such a touching read!
23 March 2018
This book is so good!
6 September 2016
A good book for older readers, people who dont mind a twist and a turn sometimes
9 March 2014
This book is really wierd but i still liked it.
9 March 2014
Dolphin would do anything for her mum but she just wishes she could look after her and her sister,Star more or at least HERSELF! None of them are sure they could keep this up anymore and Marigold is falling apart!
8 March 2014