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Carnegie Medal

Children's Laureate 2001-2003

Carnegie Medal 1989, 1992

Whitbread Award 1993, 1996

Guardian Fiction Award 1990


The cover of 'The Jamie and Angus Stories'

Jamie pressed his nose up hard against the shop window and gazed at Angus. Angus gazed at him.

"Oh please," said Jamie, "Please."

From the moment Jamie sets eyes on Angus in the shop window, with his silky white coat and forlorn stare, he just knows that they belong together. On Christmas morning, they're finally united and soon the toy Highland bull is Jamie's constant companion. Jamie and Angus. Angus and Jamie.

Children will love to read about their funny adventures in these six enchanting and humorous stories by the second Children's Laureate.

A Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice (USA)
Winner of the 2003 Boston Globe Horn Book Award (USA)

Read what Anne Fine said about The Jamie and Angus Stories in her Horn Book Award acceptance speech.

The Jamie and Angus Stories - new edition Jamie and Angus Together Jamie and Angus Forever

"The breezy, often humorous repartee between the lad and the adults in his life, plus the authentic interplay of boy and toy, keep the narrative moving at a sprightly clip."

Publishers' Weekly

"Fine and Dale make a terrific team"

School Library Journal

"Fresh and funny"

The Times

"A Platonic ideal of the kind of book beginner readers need."

The Daily Telegraph

The Jamie and Angus Stories is a book for younger readers, with illustrations by Penny Dale. It was first published on 2 September 2002; the paperback edition was published on May 3rd 2007, and was reissued by Walker Books in Junew 2012.

Anne Fine has published two further collections of stories about Jamie and Angus, Jamie and Angus Together and Jamie and Angus Forever. Read what Anne Fine says about the Jamie and Angus books.

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