Children's Laureate 2001-2003
Carnegie Medal 1989, 1992
Whitbread Award 1993, 1996
Guardian Fiction Award 1990
Lancelot's lovely teacher, Miss Mirabelle, is in big trouble.
She's told a giant whopper and unless she can come up with a brilliant plan, she's going to look very, very silly.
Can Lancelot help this damsel in distress?
Little does he know that Ivan will leave a lasting influence, and that he himself will never enjoy listening to nursery rhymes ever again.
"... this entirely charming tale of an unconventional teacher, a suspicious head, an imainative class and a cooperative cow..."
Gerald Haigh, the Times Educational Supplement
"Anne Fine has a comic style all of her own...her characters are enjoyably eccentric.."
Pete Johnson, Bucks Herald
Saving Miss Mirabelle was first published, under the title The Country Pancake, in 1989, and reissued by Egmont in a new edition on 1 August 2002. The present edition has been revised and updated by the author; in an article intended for her child readers, she explains some of the changes she has made in the new editions of this and other books.
Saving Miss Mirabelle is a book by Anne Fine for children in the middle age range.
An audio edition combining Saving Miss Mirabelle (under its original title) and Bill's New Frock, read by Tony Robinson, is still available from Amazon as an audio download.