But this one, How To Write Really Badly, I think is worth buying. It's funny, it's sweet, and it's full of truth. Somehow, it just... works.
Clever clogs Chester Howard has started at a new school and his teacher sits him next to a boy with learning difficulties. In his own way, Chester agrees to help Joe, and so begins a partnership which brings a priceless reward to both boys.
Anne Fine was the second Children's Laureate in Britain between 2001 and 2003. She is a two time winner of the Carnegie Medal, Britain's most coveted children's literature award, and has also won the Guardian Children's Literature Award, the Whitbread Children's Novel Award twice, and a Smarties Prize. She also won the Publishing News Children's Author of the Year Award in 1990 and again in 1993. In 2010 she won the inaugural Good Writing Award. Her books for older children include the award winning The Tulip Touch, Goggle-Eyes, which was adapted for television by the BBC and The Devil Walks. Twentieth Century Fox filmed her novel Madame Doubtfire as Mrs Doubtfire, starring Robin Williams. She also writes critically acclaimed adult novels as well. Her work has been translated into twenty-five languages, and has over forty books to her credit.