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Summary

Em adores her funny, glamorous dad – who cares if he's not her real father? He's wonderful to her, and to her little brother Maxie and sister Vita. True to form at Christmas, Dad gives them fantastic presents, including a real emerald ring for his little Princess Em.

Unfortunately he's got another surprise in store – he's leaving them. Will Dad's well-meaning but chaotic attempts to keep seeing Em and the other children help the family come to terms with this new crisis? Or would they be better off with a clean break – just like Em's arm?

Listen to our fascinating interview with Jacqueline Wilson on the Audible.co.uk Podcast.Click here to see all the titles in our Jacqueline Wilson collection.
©2008 Jacqueline Wilson (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic reviews

"Jacqueline Wilson comes up trumps with this wonderful novel." ( Sunday Times)
"Surely every girl aged between seven and eleven will require a copy." ( Evening Standard)

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Very cool

I like how she reeds it it is very nice to fall asleep too I love it

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Best Book Ever

I ADORE this audiobook ! It was so amazing I listened to it 5 times !
It's so funny and the gran makes me giggle , but Em is my favourite character !😀😁😂😊

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Nice story

well read good narrative for 11-14 I think
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My 8-year old daughter loved this

She listened to it on a car journey and was very happy and contented and occasionally even laughed out loud. She enjoyed it so much she wants to listen to it again.

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Outstanding great fabulous extraordinary

My daughter thought this book was excellent and would reas it over and over again. Great performance from Helen Lederer and Fabulous writing by Jacqueline Wilson. I would totally recommend for 8 and above because younger children might think this book a bit sad. Thanks

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it opened my heart! 🤣🤣😉❤❤♥️

it was great but a book for older readers! but it was a great story and I recommend it!

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Touching story about children dealing with parents splitting up. Enjoyable to listen to. Very well written.

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Brilliant book

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A brilliant book by Jacqueline Wilson featuring beautiful Emily( Emerald)
Lovely written book

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Clean break

It's really good in the real book and in the audible version and I think that it would be really good and interesting for 4s and overs it's a little bit sad 😱 but not to sad which is good!!!😋

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One of the best books I have read

This book 📚 was brilliant it was so good one thing would happen that would lead to the next I would strongly recommend this to any Jacqueline Wilson lovers

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good story

This is a good story with plenty of character depth, the narrator is very good, terrific voices

A happy ending but it is bit predictable. would recommended easy listening