Lily Alone

Lily isn’t home alone – but if only she was! Mum’s gone off on holiday with her new boyfriend, and her stepdad has failed to show up as agreed. That leaves Lily in charge of the whole family – the six-year-old twins, her three-year-old sister and their flat. Poor Lily feels completely overwhelmed, but how can she tell anyone what’s happening? If school or social services find out, they might break up her family. But then Lily has a brainwave! She’ll take all the little ones for a camping adventure in the park! Plenty of space to run about, no carpet to vacuum, and surely no chance that anyone will guess why they’re there… A vivid and touching tale of families, love and loyalty, written in the classic Jacky vein.

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  • not for me

    Why can’t l read the whole book 📚

    12 April 2017

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    Lily did a really good job of taking care of the kids. I hope Bliss gets better she should just be herself not brother Baxter!!

    8 July 2016

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    I completely love this book😋😍

    18 May 2016

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    6 March 2016

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    I think it was brilliant it was the best book ever I think lily is too young to look after her sisters she is an amazing character she sounds friendly and loving and caring person I wish I hade the real book at home to read

    16 November 2015

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    Jacqueline Wilson

    Former Children’s Laureate Jacqueline Wilson is one of the UK’s best-known living children’s authors.


    Jacqueline has won loads of awards, including the prestigious Children’s Laureate 2005-2007, two British Book Awards Children’s Books of the Year for Girls in Tears and The Illustrated Mum, and the Guardian prize for The Illustrated Mum. In a poll to find the Nation’s Favourite Children’s Book Double Act was voted 10th and was the only contemporary title in the top ten.

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