Step by Wicked Step by Anne Fine

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Gathered together during one long, stormy night, five youngsters spend their time relating stories about their different families--feuding parents, off-the-wall sister, new stepmother--and learn valuable lessons about family, relationships, and personal identity.
 

About Anne Fine

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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.
 
Published May 1, 1996 by Little Brown and Company. 136 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Fine (Flour Babies, 1994, etc.) sets a deliciously spooky scene: On a dark and stormy night, Colin, Rob, Claudia, Ralph, and Pixie discover a hidden door in their gloomy quarters, and behind that a dusty diary titled ``Richard Clayton Harwick--My Story.

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In classic thriller fashion, it is a wild and stormy night when five British schoolchildren arrive ahead of their classmates for a week-long field trip at haunted Old Harwick Hall. With the aid of

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In classic thriller fashion, it is a wild and stormy night when five British schoolchildren arrive ahead of their classmates for a week-long field trip at ""haunted"" Old Harwick Hall.

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PW's starred review observed, ""Fine has an uncanny gift for dialogue, and her protagonists voice subtle perceptions in the clearest and most natural of terms."" Ages 9-12.

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Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that few books capture so perfectly the feelings and thoughts of children of broken homes.

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