Jennifers Diary by Anne FineJennifer has a diary and Iolanthe doesnt. But Iolanthe does have a vivid imagination and a gift for writing stories. When she sees empty pages in Jennifers diary, she cant help herself - theyre clearly waiting for tales much more exciting than her friends records of shop visits and weather. Iolanthe is so taken with the diary that soon sharing it is not enough and, eventually, she finds something to swop with Jennifer for it - extra stories to be available to order whenever Jennifer needs them.
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10 Interesting Anne Fine Facts
The famous British writer who loved to produce children and adult book is explained in Facts about Anne Fine. She was born on 7 December In , she was awarded OBE. Moreover, she is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Even though she also wrote the books for adults, most of her works are for children.
Anne was born in Leicester. When she was three, her mother had triplet girls, so Anne was sent off to school early. People who read a lot get to know, without even having to think about it much, exactly how writing works. She tried to learn Greek and Russian too, but could never get her head round their different alphabets so she has a special sympathy for dyslexics. Anne says she enjoyed the peace and quiet in the classrooms, the sense of order and fairness, and the very interesting work.
Children's Laureates: Going strong at 20!
Fine has written more than seventy children's books, including two winners of the annual Carnegie Medal and three highly commended runners-up. For her contribution as a children's writer, Fine was a runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in Fine was born and raised in Leicester and educated in neighbouring midland counties of England. She was married to the philosopher Kit Fine until they were divorced; she has now been with her partner Dick Warren for more than twenty years. She has four sisters; her father was an electrical engineer and she grew up in Fareham, Hampshire. The eldest of the sisters is Elizabeth Arnold who also writes books for children; the three younger sisters were triplets.
Anne Fine is a distinguished writer for both adults and children. Her most recent novel for adults is Battle of Wills Anne has two grown up daughters, and lives in County Durham. Her website is www. Her prolific output includes books for all ages, from very young children to adults, but she is most well-known for her novels aimed at the year age range. In The Stone Menagerie , Ally struggles with a domineering mother and an ineffectual father.