DUSTBIN BABY Jacqueline Wilson
Illustrated by Nick Sharratt
Ownership signature written inside cover.
2001 Hardback – printed UK.
April Showers, that's my nickname now. It's better than April Fool. It's much, much better than Dustbin Baby.
April Showers because she cries so much. April Fool because her birthday in on 1st April. And Dustbin Baby - well, that's how April started out in life - unceremoniously abandoned in a rubbish bin. Now, she's turned 14, April's determined to find out the truth about her history. Looking back, she remembers someone she called 'Mummy' - but there were also various other women known as 'Mum', and of course, there's Marion. If only she could remember her original, birth mother - or, maybe, she could even find her…
It's not going to be easy but can April forget the old labels and discover who she really is?
Another unforgettable story for older readers from award-winning and bestselling author, Jacqueline Wilson.
'It's the combination of accessible stories and humorous but penetrating treatment of big emotional themes that makes this writer so good' FINANCIAL TIMES
Discovered as a new-born baby in a dustbin, April's life has never been easy. Moved from place to place, she has little sense of who she really is. After a row at home on the morning of her 14th birthday, April storms out determined to look back at her past and find out where she really comes from.
• Hardcover: 144 pages
• Publisher: Doubleday Children's; 1st.ed. edition (1 Oct. 2001)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 0385600429
• ISBN-13: 978-0385600422
• Product Dimensions: 16 x 1.6 x 22.5 cm
DCB Book code SM619 13