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Jamie and Angus

By Anne Fine
Illustrated by Sam Usher

Warm, timeless and humorous illustrated stories about a boy and his soft toy companion by the former Children's Laureate, with new illustrations by celebrated artist Sam Usher

When Jamie sets eyes on Angus he knows they will be the best of friends. On Christmas morning, they’re finally united and soon the toy Highland bull is Jamie’s constant companion. Jamie and Angus. Angus and Jamie. Each gentle yet sparky story is full of charming and amusing incidents from everyday life – like when Uncle Edward comes to babysit and can’t be bothered to put Jamie to bed properly, or when Jamie goes into hospital with a bad tummy and makes the junior medics pay to look at it. Or, horror of horrors, when Granny doesn't see Angus’s “Do Not Dry-Clean” label and puts him in the washing machine…

  • Reimagined for new readers, with fresh and playful watercolour illustrations throughout.
  • “A Platonic ideal of the kind of book beginner readers need – the stories score highly on all the important points.” The Daily Telegraph
  • Warm and gentle stories about friendship.

About the author

Anne Fine has won the Smarties Book Prize, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal (twice), and has twice been voted Children's Author of the Year. In 2001, she became Children's Laureate, and in 2003, she was awarded an OBE. Her books include Jamie and Angus, Jamie and Angus Together, Jamie and Angus Forever, The Haunting of Pip Parker, Care of Henry, Nag Club, Under a Silver Moon and The Only Child Club. For older readers she is the author of Flour Babies, The Tulip Touch and Madame Doubtfire, which was made into the hugely successful film Mrs Doubtfire, and she also writes for adults. Anne lives in Barnard Castle, County Durham.

About the illustrator

Sam Usher is the celebrated author-illustrator of Snow, Rain and Sun. He has illustrated several titles including most recently Umbrella Mouse. He has also been been shortlisted for the Waterstones Prize, the Red House Children’s Book Award and longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. He lives in London.

ISBN: 9781406391824
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2020
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 128pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $12.99
New Zealand RRP: $14.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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