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Lizzie Zipmouth

Release Date

2000

Illustrator

Nick Sharratt

Publisher

Young Corgi

Age Range

6-9

Lizzie Zipmouth
Lizzie Zipmouth (2000) is a children's novel by author Jacqueline Wilson. It follows a seven-year-old girl named Lizzie who copes with moving into a new home. It is aimed at 6-9 year old readers, and is written in a fun and believable way to connect with the audience.

Plot Edit

Lizzie Zipmouth is about a young girl called Lizzie who moves into a new home with her mother after her once-single mother finds a new boyfriend, Sam. Disgruntled and unhappy about the way these proceedings are going, she doesn't try to make friends with Sam's two sons, Rory and Jake, and keeps to herself by not saying a word. Soon, Jake nicknames her' 'Lizzie Zipmouth' because of her obvious silence to everyone. It is only when she meets her scary step-great-grandmother that she begins to find a connection with her new family, bonding with Great-Gran over their love of dolls. However, Great-Gran has a bad stroke, and the family is unsure of the outcome. Lizzie, using her Great-Gran's phrases and backchats, manages to snap Great-Gran out of her ill trance. Soon, Great-Gran is making a full recovery and Lizzie is not so zip-mouthed anymore.

Characters Edit

Lizzie

Sam

Great-Gran

Lizzie's Mum

Rory

Jake

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