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The Only Child Club

Written by Anne Fine

Illustrated by Arthur Robins

Featured Books for 7+ readers General Fiction School Stories

LoveReading View on The Only Child Club

What do you miss when you don't have siblings? This book aims to find out through a brilliant story of friendship between 3 only kids but acting like siblings; including the good and bad things about having to compete or share with a brother or sister. It is a perfectly observed story of human behaviour and one in which they realise before long there's a definite upside to being an 'only'.

Written by an award-winning author with an international reputation who is a long-established UK favourite. Anne Fine has a gift for recognizing and conveying the subtleties of children's desires and emotions.


The Only Child Club Synopsis

Ryan wants to start a club. An Only Child Club. He knows that as an only child he doesn't always have the same experiences as some of his classmates. He recruits two similarly deprived friends who join him in an experimental few days of constant bickering, fighting over who gets the free gift from the cereal box and spending a whole day making a model, only to have it destroyed. Having had a taste of what it's like to have siblings, the club is happily disbanded and the trio realizes that friends are nearly as good as having brothers and sisters - and often less annoying!


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The Only Child Club

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781406355086
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406348064
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406348064
Publication date: 1st August 2013
Author: Anne Fine
Illustrator: Arthur Robins
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Genres: General Fiction, School Stories

About Anne Fine

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 ...

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