The creator of “Tracy Beaker”, Jacqueline Wilson is an award-winning author who served as the Children’s Laureate between 2005 and 2007. Born in 1945, Jacqueline is now one of the nation’s favourite children’s writers, she has sold over 35 million books in the UK alone and also created the likes of Hetty Feather. Famed for her partnership with illustrator Nick Sharratt, her books cover important issues that children face as they grow up.
In Jacqueline Wilson's The Suitcase Kid, ten-year-old Andy has to live out of a suitcase, spending one week with Mum and another with Dad in an unhappy rotation. The author uses skilful storytelling and her trademark humour to describe Andy's journey as she adjusts to her alien new existence with divorced parents and new stepfamily.