Synopses & Reviews
Jamie and Angus - an imaginative little boy and his treasured toy bull - spring to life in six delightful stories from Britains Childrens Laureate, Anne Fine - illustrated with warmth and charm by Penny Dale.
The moment Jamie sets eyes on Angus in the toy shop window, with his
silky white coat and forlorn gaze, he just knows they belong together. On Christmas morning the two are united at last, and the coveted Highland
Bull becomes Jamies constant companion - through an ill-fated run-in
with the washing machine, Uncle Edwards nighttime jump-training sessions, a stay at the hospital for a stomachache, and three more thoroughly amusing adventures.
About the Author
Anne Fine was named the second British Childrens Laureate in 2001. A distinguished writer for readers of all ages with more than forty books to her credit - including the hilarious ALIAS MADAME DOUBTFIRE - she is a two-time winner of both the Whitbread Childrens Novel Award and the Carnegie Medal, Britains most coveted childrens literature award. She has also won the GUARDIAN Childrens Literature Award and a Smarties Prize. Her work has been translated into twenty-five languages.
Penny Dale has illustrated numerous acclaimed books for children, including her own TEN IN THE BED, TEN OUT OF BED, TEN PLAY HIDE-AND-SEEK, and BIG BROTHER, LITTLE BROTHER.