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Starring Tracy Beaker is the third book in the Tracy Beaker series. It was written by Jacqueline Wilson and illustrated by Nick Sharratt It was published in 2006.

Synopsis

Tracy's school is doing a play, "A Christmas Carol" and desperately wants the part of the protagonist, Ebeneezer Scrooge. Meanwhile, she badly wants her mum to come to the play so she can spend Christmas with her and Peter is trying hard to get Tracy's attention by making a petition to get her in the school play and helping her alot. Justine also wants her dad to be watching the play.

Plot

Tracy's school/class are doing a play, "A Christmas Carol" and Tracy would dearly love a role. She gets the leading role in the school play (Ebnezer Scrooge) but messes it up by punching her enemy, Justine Littlewood in the nose. Tracy gets back the role near the end of the book because the other kids who are auditioning for Scrooge are hopeless. Tracy is a orphan who lives in a Children's Home which she calls in her point of view "The Dumping Ground". She plans on becoming an actress just like her Hollywood mum, and she plans to make a start with this great opportunity. She desperately wants her mum to come and watch her acting Scrooge. Tracy does her very best. And spends her Christmas with Cam.

Blurb

Tracy Beaker is back . . . and she's just desperate for a role in her school play. They're performing A Christmas Carol and for one extremely worrying moment, the irrepressible Tracy thinks she might not even get to play one of the unnamed street urchins. But then she is cast in the main role. Can she manage to act grumpy, difficult and sulky enough to play Ebeneezer Scrooge? Well, she does have a bit of help on that front from Justine Pain-In-The-Bum Littlewood . . .

As Tracy prepares for her big moment, Cam is the one helping her learn her lines. But all Tracy really wants to know is if her film-star mum will make it back from Hollywood in time to watch her in her starring role?