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Carnegie Medal

Children's Laureate 2001-2003

Carnegie Medal 1989, 1992

Whitbread Award 1993, 1996

Guardian Fiction Award 1990


Cover of 'The Book of the Banshee'

'Dawn Attack!'

Will Flowers is living in a war zone, and the biggest explosions of all are coming from Estelle, his teenage sister. His parents make battle plans and his younger sister, Muffy, no longer speaks. Will soon has to choose whether to remain an impartial observer or join the war in the hope for peace.

"Enjoyable, moving and craftily plotted"

The Observer

"It is humorous. It is witty. It is brilliant!"

Daniel Pitt (aged 14)

The Book of the Banshee, a book for teenage readers, was first published in 1991; Anne Fine has written about the changes she has made to update the current edition in two articles, one aimed at child readers and one intended for parents and teachers.

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