Children's Laureate 2001-2003
Carnegie Medal 1989, 1992
Whitbread Award 1993, 1996
Guardian Fiction Award 1990
Jamie pressed his nose up hard against the shop window and gazed at Angus. Angus gazed at him.
"Oh please," said Jamie, "Please."
From the moment Jamie sets eyes on Angus in the shop window, with his silky white coat and forlorn stare, he just knows that they belong together. On Christmas morning, they're finally united and soon the toy Highland bull is Jamie's constant companion. Jamie and Angus. Angus and Jamie.
Children will love to read about their funny adventures in these six enchanting and humorous stories by the second Children's Laureate.
A Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice (USA)
Winner of the 2003 Boston Globe Horn Book Award (USA)
Read what Anne Fine said about The Jamie and Angus Stories in her Horn Book Award acceptance speech.
"The breezy, often humorous repartee between the lad and the adults in his life, plus the authentic interplay of boy and toy, keep the narrative moving at a sprightly clip."
""Sentimental in only the right ways ... A perfectly charming collection."
The Horn Book
"Fresh and funny"
"A Platonic ideal of the kind of book beginner readers need."
The Daily Telegraph
The Jamie and Angus Stories is a book for younger readers. It was first published by Walker Books on 2 September 2002, with illustrations by Penny Dale; the revised edition, with illustrations by Sam Usher, will be released on 2nd April 2020.
It has also been published in a Galaxy Large Print paperback edition, (ISBN: 978-1-4056-6305-2), and as an audio cassette (ISBN:978-0-7540-9893-5).
Anne Fine has published two further collections of stories about Jamie and Angus, Jamie and Angus Together and Jamie and Angus Forever. Read what Anne Fine says about the Jamie and Angus books.