Charlie lives with her young mum, Jo, in a very small flat which they both love dearly. Jo has to work really hard to earn the money to stay there. Things start going wrong in the new school year: Charlie's new teacher doesn't seem very friendly, and Jo loses her job and starts work as a cleaner. Another problem is having to sit next to a boy in class, especially when all the other girls can't stop talking about boys!Everything is changing for Charlie, but she begins to find a release for her feelings in a diary for her school project. At first she thinks the Victorians are deadly dull and drippy, but then she starts to write about a Victorian girl called Lottie who has to go to work as a nursery maid for a wealthy family.Charlie soon realizes that her own hardships and struggles are not so different from Lottie's. Lottie's life is really hard, but Charlie has problems too, like her mum's awful new boyfriend and his wimpy little son!A touching, entertaining story about two girls from different times who have similar problems, read by Eve Karpf.Jacqueline Wilson has sold over 20 million books in the UK and has been awarded an OBE for services to literacy in schools. Among her many awards are the Smarties Prize, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and Blue Peter's People's Choice Award. You can join the official Jacqueline Wilson fan club at www.jacquelinewilson.co.uk.
Funny, clever and very entertaining, The Lottie Project is a favourite work among many by celebrated children’s author Jacqueline Wilson. The story intelligently flips backwards and forwards from the Victorian era to the present day in an intertwining narrative that demonstrates Wilson’s great writing skill.
Charlie is a popular young girl for whom everything was going swimmingly, that is until her teacher goes on maternity leave and is replaced by a different teacher, Miss Beckworth, whom Charlie immediately dislikes. Meanwhile, Charlie’s mother Jo loses her job meaning that they run the risk of being evicted from their flat. For a school history project Charlie has to research the Victorians, and is at first disinterested until she finds a picture of a young girl who looks remarkably similar to her. She decides to keep a diary told from the perspective of “Lottie”, a young Victorian girl who left school and became a servant. These two narratives run in parallel as over the course of the project Charlie realises that the two girls at times faced very similar problems, albeit centuries apart.
This charming book read by Eve Karpf is available to purchase either as a CD audiobook, or as a downloadable MP3 audiobook.