Children's Laureate 2001-2003
Carnegie Medal 1989, 1992
Whitbread Award 1993, 1996
Guardian Fiction Award 1990
Cover of the new paperback
Angus was still Jamie's best friend in the whole wide world, and they always had good fun, even when Angus was only sitting and watching.
Once best friends, always best friends. That's the way it is with Jamie and Angus. Join them as they tackle a lively playmate, get muddled in a pretend game, and discover that playing isn't fun unless they are doing it together.
A new edition, brought to life with enchanting black and white illustrations by Sam Usher, was published on 6th August 2020.
The charming sequel to The Jamie and Angus Stories, which won the the 2003 Boston Globe Horn Book Award in the USA.
"For younger readers (5-7) just moving on to books with more text, former Children's Laureate Anne Fine's Jamie and Angus Together is perfect... "
"The subject matter ... could potentially result in over-sentimentality in a story. There is no danger of that with Anne Fine as the creator. It feels very, very natural. Perfect."
Books for Keeps
"...another pitch-perfect transitional chapter book..."
"Fine retains her ability to craft compelling tales out of the mundane details of children's lives."
The Horn Book Magazine
"Typically of Fine, the characters are always graphically and wittily drawn."
"Any book by Anne Fine strikes the right chord with me, and her Jamie and Angus Together is no exception... There is no over-sentimentality, just the occasional touch of the Fine humour making this an enjoyable book for the four to five year olds."
Newbury Weekly News
"[The stories] are about familiar activities, but the telling recognises that, however young the listener / reader, their stories need content, and the adults who share them will be able to enjoy them too."
Pat Thomson, Carousel
"Just magical. Absolutely magical."
Janet Tansley, Liverpool Echo
"A childhood idyll, these are perfect stories about a perfect friend and in whom mutual, unconditional trust and care is shared, perfect for reading aloud and sharing, perfect for young and old alike with their subtle observations on childhood, overall, just perfect!"
Jamie and Angus Together is a book for younger readers, first published on 3 May 2007. It is a sequel to The Jamie and Angus Stories and is followed by the third collection of adventures of Jamie and Angus - Jamie and Angus Forever.
The US edition of Jamie and Angus Together is published by Candlewick Press (published on June 12th 2007; ISBN: 978-0-7636-3374-5).