Children's Laureate 2001-2003
Carnegie Medal 1989, 1992
Whitbread Award 1993, 1996
Guardian Fiction Award 1990
Everyone thinks they know what it's like, going to school.
But have you ever wondered what life must be like at a boarding school? A school for young offenders? A school for the blind?
With her trademark humour, insight, sensitivity and razor-sharp wit, Anne Fine explores these different worlds in a short story collection that will fascinate young readers.
"These 10 stories are engaging and funny, written in brisk, uncomplicated prose that will appeal to any reader."
Josh Lacey, The Guardian
"The eccentricity of teachers is on display throughout and makes for a good deal of comedy along the way. The writing is elegant and crisp throughout. Heartstrings are pulled with no trace of sentimentality. I think readers of this book, whether they go to boarding school or not, will love it for the light it sheds on an experience which can be painful for many children. If you're a teacher, buy a copy for your class library and if you have a school -age child, it's required reading which you as an adult will also enjoy."
Adèle Geras, An Awfully Big Blog Adventure
Blue Moon Day was first published by Corgi Children's books on 9th October 2014.