Diamond

Diamond Diamond wasn t always a star Born to penniless parents who longed for a strong healthy son she was a dainty delicate daughter and a bitter disappointment Discovering she has an extraordinary gift f

  • Title: Diamond
  • Author: Jacqueline Wilson Nick Sharratt
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  • Page: 302
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  • Diamond wasn t always a star Born to penniless parents who longed for a strong, healthy son, she was a dainty, delicate daughter and a bitter disappointment Discovering she has an extraordinary gift for acrobatics, Diamond uses her talent to earn a few pennies, but brings shame on her family Then a mysterious, cruel eyed stranger spots her performing, and makes a dealDiamond wasn t always a star Born to penniless parents who longed for a strong, healthy son, she was a dainty, delicate daughter and a bitter disappointment.Discovering she has an extraordinary gift for acrobatics, Diamond uses her talent to earn a few pennies, but brings shame on her family Then a mysterious, cruel eyed stranger spots her performing, and makes a deal with her father Diamond is sold for five guineas, and is taken to become an acrobat at Tanglefield s Travelling Circus.The crowds adore Diamond, but life behind the velvet curtains is far from glamorous Her wicked master forces Diamond to attempt ever daring and dangerous tricks, until she is terrified to step into the ring But there are true friends to be found at the circus, too the gentle Mister Marvel the kindly Madame Adeline and the glorious Emerald Star, Tanglefield s brand new ringmaster, and Diamond s heroine.When life at the circus becomes too dangerous to bear any longer, what will the future hold for Diamond And will her beloved Emerald be a part of it

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    About Author

    1. Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath in 1945, but spent most of her childhood in Kingston on Thames She always wanted to be a writer and wrote her first novel when she was nine, filling in countless Woolworths exercise books as she grew up As a teenager she started work for a magazine publishing company and then went on to work as a journalist on Jackie magazine which she was told was named after her before turning to writing novels full time.One of Jacqueline s most successful and enduring creations has been the famous Tracy Beaker, who first appeared in 1991 in The Story of Tracy Beaker This was also the first of her books to be illustrated by Nick Sharratt Since then Jacqueline has been on countless awards shortlists and has gone on to win many awards The Illustrated Mum won the Guardian Children s Fiction Award, the 1999 Children s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards and was also shortlisted for the 1999 Whitbread Children s Book Award.Double Act won the prestigious Smarties Medal and the Children s Book Award as well as being highly commended for the Carnegie Medal The Story of Tracy Beaker won the 2002 Blue Peter People s Choice Award.Jacqueline is one of the nation s favourite authors, and her books are loved and cherished by young readers not only in the UK but all over the world She has sold millions of books and in the UK alone the total now stands at over 35 million In 2002 Jacqueline was awarded the OBE for services to literacy in schools and from 2005 to 2007 she was the Children s Laureate In 2008 she became Dame Jacqueline Wilson.

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    1. giveaway winner Both my daughters aged 8 and 10 have adored reading this book it has been difficult to tear them away from it Neither girl found anything in the book too upsetting and both found reading it to be a very positive experience I did intend to read it too, but they have been so excitedly keeping me updated on every funny event and riveting twist that I decided to just let them write the review Here goes 8 yr old I really really liked it I think it s meant to be a normal book but it is [...]



    2. I was a massive Wilson fan as a child and I occasionally like to go back to that world I read the Hetty Feather series last year I think and found I quite liked it As I ve got older I tend to either really like Wilson s books or find them a bit annoying, but this series seemed to call to me and so when I found out there was going to be another one in the series I requested it from the library.This time Hetty or Emerald as she is now known is of a back stage player, instead we are introduced to [...]




    3. The most recent addition to the Victorian set Hetty Feather series, Diamond is not mainly about Hetty herself this time but her new friend, the acrobatic child wonder Diamond Star Born into a poor family and something of a disappointment to her mother who had longed for another boy, Ellen Jane Potts soon to become the circus performer Diamond Star had a difficult start to life When her mother died in childbirth, trying again for the much sought after baby boy, Ellen Jane was shunned by her fathe [...]


    4. I read this last book out of order, so it was a little abrupt at the beginning, but I quickly filled in the blanks This story is one that Hetty has written about a young girl called Diamond and her life Diamond is actually Ellen Jane Potts, the 5th child in a family that had a Matthew, Mark, Luke and was looking for a John There was another daughter called Mary Martha, but Ellen Jane was definitely a disappointment Ellen Jane was different from the rest of the family She was blond and tiny like [...]


    5. I received this book for free as part of First Reads giveaways This review may contain spoilers.It was fairly interesting to return to the world of Hetty Feather, though both that book and this one are a bit too abusive for my tastes even so when it comes to children s books.There s quite a lot of cruelty in this book, which I wasn t particularly fond of There weren t very many funny moments in it, though I did like a lot of the supporting characters, particularly those in the circus I was also [...]


    6. I think that this book is very good and interesting This book is about a girl called Ellen Jane, but later she is called Diamond Diamond had 3 older brothers and an older sister named after the people in the bible and her mom wanted the final boy from the list of names, but she had Diamond instead Eventually Diamond s mom had the son she wanted but she died Diamond s dad grows mean and depressed and makes all 3 oldest sons go away for jobs, and keeps her older sister home with the baby At this t [...]


    7. Hetty Feather returns in Diamond, Jacqueline Wilson s fourth book in the Victorian set series Well, Hetty Feather sort of returns You have to wait for half the book but she finally shows up on page 156.In Hetty s place we have Diamond, originally named the slightly less sparkly Ellen Jane Potts After a fair amount of the misery at home that Jaqueline Wilson writes so lightly yet so sensitively Diamond the acrobatic child wonder is sold to the circus where drama and tumble turns await.Diamond is [...]


    8. I love this book I usually ignore these kinds of books, Shiny cover, and a author that has a thousand books I was given this book for my birthday, but I thought it was to childish, so I just shoved it behind all my books, and hoped to forget about it Two years after, I finished a bunch of books, and I was looking forwards to something different I started searching in my bookshelf, and there it was I m usually very picky with books, but that day I just didn t care I started reading it and I got v [...]



    9. Kn ka se skv l m n m tem, nostalgicky mi to p ipomn lo jedine nou trilogii o Hetty Od tohoto d la aneb osudu jedn postavy, kter se mihne ve t et m d le trilogie, jsem se nemohla odtrhnout, dky ub vaj , ani nev te jak, tiv p b h, jak m b t Mus m ov em podotknout, e krom zaj mav ho cirkusov ho prost ed a p r jednoduch ch z pletek se toho v pr b hu d je zase tolik neodehraje, s v jimkou prvn ch p r prvn ch kapitol a pln ho konce Knize by prosp lo, kdyby byla byla o n co rozs hlej , ur it by se tam [...]


    10. In my opinion this is a great book that will appeal to many, it is one of many addictive books by Jacqueline Wilson Diamond is a young girl that ends up in a circus but the events that happen from that point in the story are interesting It intrigued me quite a lot as to whether this was based on true things that Jacqueline Wilson had experienced and seen herself, or whether it was just fictional entirely The language used and events that appear are not very complicated and is easy to understand [...]


    11. Eight year old Ellen Jane is sold to a circus by her own father, after being seen preforming tricks to earn some cash for her family, a truly good deed.Her boss is a cruel clown, who everyone fears, who forces her to preform on stage and change her name to Diamond.She meets Madame Adeline, who you may recognize from the Hetty Feather Trilogy and she s a motherly figure to her.Hetty herself appears as the ringmaster and makes friends with our little heroine view spoiler The two of them run off an [...]


    12. The amazing story of what is behind the 19th century circus curtain a life a torture and friendships Diamond was only a little girl when she was signed over to the circus and has to go through challenging obstacles, but when Hetty Feather arrives, Diamond s world changes immediately.


    13. Really enjoyed this book You need to read the first four books of this series first though to understand hetty feather series You will enjoy this book so much


    14. I thought Diamond was a clever idea for a sequel for Emerald Star I enjoyed the part where Hetty came to join the circus and it referenced the exact words used from the previous book When they ran away at the end and Jacqueline left it almost unfinished, with Hetty and Diamond s future undiscovered This is definitely worth reading after the three Hetty Feather stories.


    15. A brilliant historical fiction read for the youngsters My 9 year old and I have lived every minute, although she made me read the whole thing in an abysmal cockney accent damn first person narratives grrr








    16. Jacqueline Wilson s books are what sums up my childhood and I wanted to go back and read some of her books that came out after I moved on to older, YA books I chose Diamond first as I loved the Hetty Feather trilogy when I read it years ago and obviously while I m definitely not the intended age range for this book, it was sweet to be back in a world I spent so much time in as a child.


    17. Although this was my least favourite book of the series it was still I book I really liked , one thing I didn t like was that it was written from diamonds point of view


    18. I am twenty five and I therefore fully recognise I m much older than the intended audience of this book BUUUUT I have loved Jacqueline Wilson since I was a child and still take pleasure in her books I loved the beginning of this book and the Victorian setting, but I was then so disappointed with how lazy and repetitive it was after Diamond joined the circus It just grew unnecessarily long and dull, I really wanted adventures around Victorian England.


    19. First lookThe first thing that draws reader s attention is book s appearance Graphic design is praiseworthy Cover sparkles like a diamond and with circus elements it helps to build climate Striped curtain hides the story of the Acrobatic Child Wonder named Diamond Each chapter begins with a drawing by Nick Sharratt.Beautiful hardback edition is just a foretaste of what waits for readers.Circus her new homeDiamond s story begins as a memory We meet her family mum and dad, three older brothers, an [...]


    20. So I got this as an audio book and soon got addicted to it however I m tempted to only give in 3 stars for a single annoying aspect of it I m a bit old for Jacqueline Wilson now however I started this series when it first came out and I intend to finish it Hearing Diamond s backstory was very interesting as I ve got older, I ve found Wilson occasionally has a habit of demonising fathers in her stories a bit too much The mothers rarely get too bad from a moral standpoint However, Diamond s father [...]


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