Stella e Delfina hanno padri diversi ma un'unica madre fuori dal comune: infatti Dalia è bellissima, ha i capelli rossi, gli occhi verdi ed è tatuata da capo a piedi. Per Delfina è straordinario avere una mamma da guardare come un libro illustrato, ma purtroppo Dalia è nevrotica e depressa. Oscilla tra momenti di euforia e crisi di malinconia allarmante. E poi è ancora innamorata di Micky, il padre di Stella, superficiale e vanitoso e per trovarlo è capace di tutto, anche di sparire per una notte intera. Le sue figlie la amano, ma non sanno più cosa fare con lei: Stella ha perso la pazienza ed è pronta a scappare. Delfina rifiuta di andarsene ma è troppo piccola: come si fa a crescere così in fretta da diventare mamma della propria mamma? Età di lettura: da 11 anni.
- ISBN: 8862560648
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 256
Marigold loves her daughters a lot. But she loves herself far more. She sees them as children to be formed in her own egotistical image to reflect what she wants the world to think of her. She has one adoring child and one who is beginning to want her own life and not want to look after her mother a Leggi tutto
I'm pretty stunned by the middling rating for this book. Sure, it's a little dated: we don't say "manic depressive" anymore and nor do many of us still see tattoos as particularly shocking (though I can say from experience that being covered in them oftentimes begets loud and unsavoury opinions from Leggi tutto
Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge , based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003. This was much better. Probably because it is "for older readers" but more on why that's a load of bollocks later. Darker, and not at all twee, so definitely better all round. Full review to follow. Blog | Leggi tutto
I think this is one of Wilson's darker and more depressing novels, geared toward slightly older children. Marigold is great at getting tattoos, not so great at anything else. Especially naming children - poor Dolphin. Dolphin doesn't even like dolphins. I remember that. The novel focuses on Marigold Leggi tutto
The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson is a book that really relates to my childhood experiences whilst growing up. Marigold is a mother who is eccentric to say the least; is covered in crazy tattoos, and tends to put the needs of her two daughters Star and Dolphin, last. Her daughters adore her b Leggi tutto
First up, I loved the title. I was tickled pink by this fresh badge for a heavily-tattooed individual. It immediately flooded my mind with images of a lean young woman whose pale skin was totally blanketed by inked crosses, cryptic motifs and a host of Celtic symbols. And the story itself floods you Leggi tutto
We always love our mums, don't we? Star and Dolphin definitely love their mum, Marigold, though she's a difficult mum to love. For starters, she's covered head to toe in strange tattoos, and, second, she's not always there for her daughters. Such an eccentric mum makes life complicated and disturbin Leggi tutto
So, the story in a nutshell, follows Dolphin (yep, that’s her name…), and her sister Star (which is a name that doesn’t actually seem that bizarre in comparison to some children I’ve met…) who live with their mother Marigold who is clearly suffering from some sort of manic depression throughout the Leggi tutto
This is possibly one of my very favourite Wilson books. Like most of her books, I read it many times as a child. Looking back as an adult, it's clear the mother is living with some form of mental illness, most likely bipolar disorder. As a child reading this, and from the perspective of the child fr Leggi tutto
The Illustrated Mum follows the life of a young girl called Dolphin who lives with her older sister Star and mother Marigold who is currently suffering with mental health issues. I actually enjoyed this book a lot more than I was expecting to but I think that is just a testament to how good Jacquelin Leggi tutto
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