Marigold is the world's most tattooed mum. She's also the world's most hopeless mum, forgetting to buy food for her daughters Star and Dolphin and forgetting to pay the bills - still living her 70s world of pop groups and make-believe. Marigold thinks that she's still in love with Micky, Star's father, so when she meets him again at a pop concert, she has high hopes. But Micky is more realistic and as Marigold's precarious world begins to crumble, only Star and little Dolphin can hold it together.
Jacqueline Wilson is the 2005-2007 British Children's Laureate. She is the author of more than 80 books, which have been translated into 30 languages and sold more than 20 million copies. Her books include "Cookie "and "Kiss". She lives in London.