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How three unhappy kids at Nitshill School deal with Barry the bully is told quite brilliantly and with a great deal of humour too. A book not to be missed alongside some of her other titles for younger readers – Bill’s New frock, Ivan the Terrible, How to write really Badly, Saving Miss Mirabelle, The Chicken Gave it to me and Anneli the Art Hater. Many of Anne Fine’s books are ideal for reluctant readers as they tend to be quite short and also because of the great warmth and humour in her writing. Anne also writes for older readers, the most know of which is probably Madame Doubtfire. Click here to view other titles by Anne Fine.
This is a classic school story from one of our best-loved authors. Until the angel came, Penny, Mark and Marigold were bitterly unhappy. 'Fat.' 'Freak.' 'Smelly.' Barry Hunter was bullying them and everyone at Nitshill Road School knew it.
But the angel brings a clever solution. Life at school is going to be very different from now on.
|Publication date:||4th June 2007|
|Publisher:||Egmont Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
Anne Fine was our Guest Editor in July 2011. Click here to see the books she selected. Anne Fine was born and educated in the Midlands and now lives in County Durham. She has written numerous highly acclaimed and prize-winning books for children and adults. Her novel The Tulip Touch won the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award; Goggle-Eyes won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal and was adapted for television by the BBC; Flour Babies won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award; Bill's New Frock won a Smarties Prize, and ...More About Anne Fine
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