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How did Jacqueline Wilson get into writing?
Jacqueline was given the job after she wrote an excellent piece on horrors of teenage discos. Focusing on her career as a writer, Wilson started off by writing crime fiction before moving on to children’s literature. Before her biggest success with The Story of Tracy Beaker, Wilson had already written some 40 books.
What inspired Jacqueline Wilson to write children’s books?
I desperately wanted to be Silky the Pixie and skip about prettily, with Moonface as my special friend. Then when I was about seven I read all the Noel Streatfeild books I could find, and then girly classics like Little Women and What Katy Did and A Little Princess.
What was Jacqueline Wilson’s inspiration?
For inspiration I would cut out photos of girls from pattern books and stick cardboard on the back to turn them into paper dolls, each with its own personality. “My first school was Lee Manor Infants, though I remember very little about it, except crying at school dinners.
What is Jacqueline Wilson’s Favourite book that she has written?
Noel Streatfeild’s classic 1936 novel Ballet Shoes is the tale of three adopted sisters from a privileged family who attend a stage school.
What age does Jacqueline Wilson write for?
Jacqueline Wilson Novels for 9-12 Year Olds | Waterstones.
Why did Jacqueline Woodson become a writer?
I wanted to write about communities of color. I wanted to write about girls. I wanted to write about friendship and all of these things that I felt like were missing in a lot of the books that I read as a child. After college, Woodson went to work for Kirchoff/Wohlberg, a children’s packaging company.
How did Lying help Jacqueline Woodson influence her writing?
A lie on the page meant lots of independent time to create your stories and the freedom to sit hunched over the pages of your notebook without people thinking you were strange.
What was the first book Jacqueline Wilson wrote?
Meet the Maggots
At the age of nine, she wrote her first “book”, “Meet the Maggots”, which was 21 pages long. Wilson was given the nickname Jacky Daydream at school, which she later used as the title of her autobiography, which tells of her life as a primary school-aged child.
Do adults read Jacqueline Wilson?
Jacqueline Wilson is one of the UK’s most prolific children’s authors. She’s truly a national treasure and, while her books are brilliant for children, I’ve really enjoyed revisiting them as an adult. Here are 15 of the best Jacqueline Wilson books that you should read, regardless of your age.
Why did JK Rowling use a pen name?
Her publishers asked that she use two initials rather than her full name, anticipating the possibility of the target audience of young boys not wanting to read a book written by a woman. As she had no middle name, she chose K (for Kathleen) as the second initial of her pen name, from her paternal grandmother.