Me (and Charlie)
A Life in Bits and PiecesBook - 2002
Janet is not like ordinary 12 year old girls. She's a girl with BIG ideas and ARTISTIC talent (in spite of her name). A complete one-off. Well, that's what she'd like you to think anyway. She sees her life ready to be lived NOW - an open book or a living masterpiece, in which she wields the PEN and PAINT She has dreams of becoming an artist, or an author, perhaps even a future Queen But, right now, she's just moved house, and is the new girl at school, facing the biggest challenge of her life. Enter Charlie, a BOY, and reluctant hero. Solid and dependable, he's used to WILD WOMEN in his life. This is their book, a life in BITS and PIECES, told from their varying perspectives, complete with doodles and pictures (including lip-blots, bite-marks, and graffiti from unwanted contributors ). A funny, wry, feel good story presented in an original and engaging way with scrapbook style illustrations throughout. (Typed by a couple of oldies who live in Brighton called Rebecca Stevens and Steve Jeanes, with help from art teacher, Clare Fletcher
Publisher: Frome : Chicken House, 2002.
Characteristics: 155 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
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