Opal Plumstead by Jacqueline Wilson
To celebrate the publication of Jacqueline Wilson's 100th children's book, we've got £100 John Lewis vouchers, a copy of Opal Plumstead and an exclusive goody bag to give away to one lucky winner.
Runners up will receive an Opal Plumstead goody bag and copy of the book. To be in with a chance of winning, head over to our competition thread here and tell us your favourite Jacqueline Wilson book and why. If you're not one of the lucky winners, don't worry - you can also pick up a copy here.
About the book
Opal Plumstead is the brilliant new story from one of the nation's best-loved authors, starring her most outspoken, fiery and unforgettable heroine yet: Opal Plumstead, schoolgirl, sweet factory worker and Suffragette.
Opal Plumstead might be plain, but she has always been fiercely intelligent. Yet her scholarship and dreams of university are snatched away when her father is sent to prison, and 14-year-old Opal must start work at the Fairy Glen sweet factory to support her family.
Opal struggles to get along with the other workers, who think her snobby and stuck-up. But Opal idolises Mrs Roberts, the factory’s beautiful, dignified owner, who introduces Opal to the legendary Mrs Pankhurst and her fellow Suffragettes. And when Opal meets Morgan - Mrs Roberts’ handsome son, and the heir to Fairy Glen – she believes she has found her soulmate. But the First World War is about to begin, and will change Opal's life for ever.
Watch Jacqueline Wilson talking about reaching the milestone of writing 100 children's books:
The Butterfly Club
Looking for a place to start exploring the wonderful world of Jacqueline Wilson?
The Butterfly Club is the perfect title for your children to begin their Jacqueline Wilson adventures. The book follows the touching story of Tina, the smallest of triplets and her determination to find her feet at school after she is separated in class from her sisters. After she is paired with angry bully Selma, Tina is filled with trepidation - but the creation of a butterfly garden in the school playground provides a chance for change.
The Butterfly Garden is a moving story paying testament to friendship, confidence, and discovering your own identity. Pre-order the book here.
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