Description - Up On Cloud Nine by Anne Fine
Ian's best friend - his next-door neighbour, Stolly, who is like a brother to him - is in hospital. Again. For Stolly has always had accident after accident and, through Ian's memories as he sits and waits for Stolly to wake up, we discover just what a remarkable character Stolly is.... But could his fall be... deliberate this time? A moving, powerful and dramatic novel from a previous Children's Laureate, The Times has described this as 'Typical Anne Fine- intelligent, funny and true' and the book received overall superb reviews on publication in hardback.
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(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
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Author Biography - Anne Fine
Anne Fine has been an acknowledged top author in the children's book world since her first book was published in the mid l970s, and has now written more than forty books and won virtually every major award going, including the Carnegie Medal (more than once), the Whitbread Children's Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Smarties Prize and others. The Children's Laureate from 2001-2003, Anne is also very funny and young readers love her lack of hypocrisy about the family and her honesty about how people can behave.She lives in the North-East. 'One of the sharpest and most humorous observers of the human condition writing today for the young' School Librarian i> /i>'She is translated into 26 languages and has regularly won every major children's literary award in the land, including the Carnegie Medal twice and the Whitbread Children's Novel award twice . . . There are few more influential, or more unfailingly intelligent, authors at work' Scotsman 'A subversively wicked gift for exploring family tensions' Independent