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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409012597
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

Eating Things on Sticks

A hilarious tale of a holiday week on a remote British island - where the highlight of the week is the annual Fair with its Eating Things on Sticks competition

Harry is in trouble. He's burned down the family kitchen so now has to spend a week of his summer hols with his uncle Tristram - who's heading off to stay with a new girlfriend - Morning Glory - on a tiny British island. Harry doesn't expect it to be a lot of fun - with just a wacky competition at the end of the week to look forward to. He certainly didn't expect to discover all the beards. Or the angel on the mountain. Or the helicopters circling overhead all week. And he definitely didn't think it would be so wet . . .

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409012597
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

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 Eating Things on Sticks

“Family relationships come under close scrutiny in this book, which is ideal for the summer holidays.”

The Bookseller

“A lively, witty, rain-drenched tale full of big beards, from one of our best children's writers.”

Daniel Hahn, New Review (supplement to The Independent on Sunday

“...this is a most enjoyable book...”

Mary Arrigan, The Irish Examiner

“This is Anne Fine at her hilarious best...”

Wendy Cooling, Child Education

“This is Anne Fine at her hilarious best in an immensely readable story”

Scholastic Magazines

“It's a controlled riot of invention, with a plot that embraces everything (or so it seems) from pork pies (some on sticks) to man (boy)-made floods, Morning Glory's sweet flutings to ear-crunching accents,incontinent seagulls to all those hairy chins. A laugh on virtually every one of its 180-odd pages.”

Chris Stephenson, Carousel

“A laugh on virtually every one of its 180-odd pages.”


“... bursting with silly situations and hilarious antics.”

Bournemouth Daily Echo

“a real delight”

Bournemouth Daily Echo

“Anne Fine's acerbic take on life often assumes a level of sophistication in her young readers. Insights into the emotional lives of grown ups can appeal to children and the misunderstandings that surround Harry and Tristram's trip create comic situations that make the readers, for once, the knowing ones.”

Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

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