The Book Of The Banshee

The Book Of The Banshee

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It's war in the Flowers household. Will's sister Estelle has turned overnight into a screaming, screeching banshee whose moods explode throughout the household. Mum and Dad have surrendered. Inspired by an author visit to his school, Will decides to keep a record of his life on the front line...
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Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 13mm | 149g
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552572861
  • 9780552572866

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It's war...
Will has two sisters.
Muffy - a little angel who loves bedtime stories.
And Estelle.
A screaming, screeching banshee whose moods explode through the household.
Mum and Dad have surrendered.
And Will feels as if he's living on the front line...

A hilarious tale from multi-award-winning author Anne Fine.

'Anne Fine has a subversively wicked gift for exploring family tensions' Independent

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"A fearless novelist"
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"Craftily plotted" * Observer * "A fearless novelist" * Independent * "A children's writer of rare gifts" * TES *
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About Anne Fine

Anne Fine has been an acknowledged top author in the children's book world since her first book was published in the mid l970s, and has now written more than forty books and won virtually every major award going, including the Carnegie Medal (more than once), the Whitbread Children's Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Smarties Prize and others. The Children's Laureate from 2001-2003, Anne is also very funny and young readers love her lack of hypocrisy about the family and her honesty about how people can behave. She lives in the North-East.

'One of the sharpest and most humorous observers of the human condition writing today for the young' School Librarian

'She is translated into 26 languages and has regularly won every major children's literary award in the land, including the Carnegie Medal twice and the Whitbread Children's Novel award twice . . . There are few more influential, or more unfailingly intelligent, authors at work' Scotsman

'A subversively wicked gift for exploring family tensions' Independent
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3 35% (41)
2 8% (10)
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