This is Tracy's own story, written in her very own words. There are letters in it too - including ones from Cam, the woman who wants to be her next foster mum. Find out from Tracy about her social worker Elaine, her friends Louise and Justine, and all the funny bits, rude bits and sad bits which make up her autobiography.
Critically acclaimed and beloved by children around the world, Jacqueline Wilson is one of the most successful children’s authors of her time, and Tracy Beaker is arguably one of her most famous creations. Unafraid to deal with the real issues that affect children every day, Wilson’s engaging prose and relatable characters make her books an accessible and engaging read for all children.
Read by Sandi Toksvig and available to buy as a downloadable MP3 audiobook, The Story of Tracy Beaker is ostensibly an autobiography of a fictional 10-year-old by the same name. Tracy is an unhappy child. She lies, she causes trouble and she is neglected by nearly all of the people that she feels should be there to support her. Rejected by her mother and then subsequently by two foster families, she is now in care but nevertheless angry at her situation - and very afraid.
This story is at times funny, but also deeply affecting, exploring subjects that are often difficult to discuss with sensitivity and compassion. We follow Tracy as she attempts to make sense of her surroundings. The often disarming narrative, written in Tracy’s own words, illustrates her hopes and fears and deals with adult issues in an intelligent way that children can identify with.