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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409012924
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

Bad Dreams




A gripping tale of real life and story-lives - and of the importance of being free to be yourself. From one of today's top children's authors, multi-awardwinning Anne Fine

'I adore stories in which people have weird dreams, and strange things happen. But that's in books. Real life is supposed to be real, and I like my world to be solid around me . . . 'Mel is the class bookworm. She prefers books to people and doesn't want - or need - friends. She certainly doesn't want to be first-week minder for new girl, Imogen. And Imogen is odd. Slowly, Mel discovers that Imogen has a special talent - a family 'gift' that Mel thinks is more like a curse. And that's when she realizes that stories can happen in real life, too. For only she can stop Imogen's private horror story - stop the bad dreams . . .

  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409012924
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

About the author

Anne Fine

Anne Fine is one of our most distinguished writers for children. She has written over fifty highly acclaimed books and has won numerous awards, including the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and both the Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year and the Carnegie Medal twice over. Anne was appointed the Children’s Laureate from 2001-3, and her work has been translated into over forty languages. In 2003 she became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was awarded an OBE. Anne lives in County Durham.

Anne Fine was born and educated in the Midlands, and now lives in County Durham. She has written numerous highly acclaimed and prize-winning books for children and adults.Her novel The Tulip Touch won the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award; Goggle-Eyes won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal, and was adapted for television by the BBC; Flour Babies won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award; Bill's New Frock won a Smarties Prize, and Madame Doubtfire has become a major feature film starring Robin Williams. Anne was the Children's Laureate 2001 - 2003 and won an OBE in 2003.

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Praise for Bad Dreams

Bad Dreams is a spirited defence of individuality. An enthusiastic advertisement for the delights of reading.

The Literary Review

A beautifully plotted, well-told mix of fantasy thriller and closely observed school drama.

The Telegraph

A fast and compelling tale.

The Independent

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