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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409048411
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

The Stone Menagerie




Exciting reissue edition of a favourite Anne Fine novel that explores nonconformity and the pressures to fit in to our society

Ally really doesn't want to go with his mum on her weekly visit to his fragile aunt Chloe at the big Victorian hospital - until he discovers a hidden garden in the grounds. Here a young homeless couple have made themselves a home. Suddenly Ally begins to discover a new way of looking at the world - and to understanding his aunt and some of her sensitivity. But there is another side to the coin, too, and the young couple must also be prepared to adapt to suit their changing circumstances . . .

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409048411
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

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 The Stone Menagerie

“... written with clear understanding not just of children, but more importantly of their perception of the world - and that's what puts it in the top notch”

Phil Hewitt, The Chichester Observer Online

“Unusual, imaginative and compassionate story.”

Bournemouth Daily Echo

“A compelling book for early teens.”

Mary Arrigan, The Irish Examiner


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