A classic children's story from one of our best-loved authors, former Children's Laureate Anne Fine 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. Anne Fine's fun school stories have been delighting children for more than 20 years, winning her awards such as the Smarties Book Award and Carnegie Medal along the way.
Anne Fine is one of the UK's best-loved authors. She was the Children's Laureate from 2001-2003. She has won the Carnegie Medal twice - in 1989 and 1992 - and the Whitbread Award twice - in 1993 and 1996. She has published over 50 titles for children, and also writes for adults. When Anne was Children's Laureate, she initiated a system to encourage children to begin a home library, by collecting book plates. These can still be downloaded from www.myhomelibrary.org. Anne lives in County Durham and was awarded an OBE in 2003. www.annefine.co.uk