A classic children's story from one of our best-loved authors, former Children's Laureate Anne Fine. Until Celeste arrived at Nitshill Road School Penny, Mark and Marigold were bitterly unhappy. `Fat.' `Freak.' `Smelly.' Barry Hunter was bullying them and everyone at school knew it. But Celeste brings a clever solution that makes life at school very different for everyone. Soon Celeste's fellow pupils are wondering what makes Celeste so angelic . . .
Anne Fine is one of the UK's best-loved authors. She was the Children's Laureate from 2001-2003 and has won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award twice. She has published over 50 books for children, including favourites such as Ivan the Terrible and The Angel of Nitshill Road. When she was young, it never occurred to Anne that she might be a writer. But one day, unable to get to the library in a snowstorm, she sat down and started to write a novel. Clearly this was the right job for her, for she has never stopped writing for more than a few weeks since.