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The Illustrated Mum

Narrated by: Josie Lawrence
Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Summary

Dolphin adores her mother, Marigold. She's got wonderful clothes, bright hair and vivid tattoos all over her body – a colourful lady, to match her colourful life. But Dolphin's older sister, Star, is beginning to wonder if living with Marigold's fiery, unpredictable moods is the best thing for the girls.

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fun for all ages

I grew up with a bipolar mum, and how refreshing to hear mental illness depicted in a funny loveable way in this story.
The narrator / actress gives an Oscar worthy performance! in fact, I had to double check that it wasn't narrated by several people she does the voices so well.
loved every minute of this book.
and it's not just for kids - I'm in my twenties!

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A story for all age groups.

I first heard this story as a child and I really enjoyed it. I then listened to it again years later as an adult and loved it. It does a wonderful job exploring mental illness and the effects it has on children. Its a story for all age groups.

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Great Book!

This book is amazing. Perfect for 10 year olds! if you have a child between 8-12 this is the book for you. This book gives a true understanding of love and forgiveness. You should totally get this book. It will make your day! :-)

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The greatest book

I liked it because it is alluring.l loved it. The people are great.I love marigold so much!😊😍

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It is such a good engaging book which also helps you realise your value of your own parents. It is a very touchy subject that has been written about but doesn't fail to meet great standards! Surely recommends:)