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Carnegie Medal

Children's Laureate 2001-2003

Carnegie Medal 1989, 1992

Whitbread Award 1993, 1996

Guardian Fiction Award 1990


The cover of 'Anneli the Art Hater'

Anneli hates art.

She doesn't like looking at it or thinking about it, and when the paints come out in the art class at school, she just can't stand it.

But behind a hidden door in her house, Anneli finds a painting that draws her into an extraordinary story ...

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Anneli the Art Hater, a book by Anne Fine for children in the middle age range, was first published in 1986; the revised edition was first published by Egmont in October 2002. The new edition was substantially re-edited by the author, who has written about some of the changes she made in an article explaining to parents and teachers why she has been updating some of her books.

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