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  • Published: 5 July 2001
  • ISBN: 9780141927916
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 144

Step By Wicked Step



One stormy night, five stranded schoolchildren uncover the story of Richard Clayton Harwick - a boy who many years ago learned what it was like to have a truly wicked stepfather. But the children have stories of their own step-parents to tell - stories that have warmth and humour, as well as sadness, and a fair share of happy endings.

'For children who have some similar experience, this novel will be therapeutic; for those who haven't it's an absorbing read, to make them laugh and cry' Sunday Telegraph.
%%%One stormy night, five stranded schoolchildren uncover the story of Richard Clayton Harwick - a boy who many years ago learned what it was like to have a truly wicked stepfather. But the children have stories of their own step-parents to tell - stories that have warmth and humour, as well as sadness, and a fair share of happy endings.


'For children who have some similar experience, this novel will be therapeutic; for those who haven't it's an absorbing read, to make them laugh and cry' Sunday Telegraph.

  • Published: 5 July 2001
  • ISBN: 9780141927916
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 144

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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