- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Corgi Childrens; New edition edition (3 Feb. 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0440864003
- ISBN-13: 978-0440864004
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.3 x 19.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,181,399 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Charm School Paperback – Illustrated, 3 Feb 2000
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A great favourite for discussions in reading groups, Anne Fine's work has been published in over forty-five languages. Despite this, she remains best known in her home country, Britain, as a writer principally for children. She has twice won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Awards, the Guardian Children's Book Prize and numerous other prizes and awards. She was the second Children's Laureate from 2001-3, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and was awarded an OBE for services to children's literature.
Anne Fine is an entertaining and engaging speaker on the subject of books and reading, and is in demand the world over for her tireless enthusiasm, common sense approach to literacy, and for the deliciously wicked humour that permeates all her writing.
Find out more about Anne's dual lives at www.annefine.co.uk
Bonny is certainly not keen to spend a day at Charm School but her mother has to sit an exam and can't find a babysitter so she bites the bullet and heads off for a day of sheer agony.
As the delightfully nasty Charm School girls--prissy little tinkerbells with fluffy hair and glittery dancing shoes--rev up for the competition to win the glistering tiara of Miss Supreme Queen, the confused and self-conscious Bonny finds herself in the middle of an out-and-out, no-holds-barred, war. Anne Fine has never fought shy of digging for emotional truth in her work and here the author of Madame Doubtfire and Goggle-Eyes doesn't fail the reader for one second as she skilfully takes one day in the life of a group of little girls and gives an exquisite, achingly sad yet robustly comical insight into what makes us all tick. --Susan Harrison
"Anne Fine is an excellent writer with strong feelings where it really matters. Her latest novel tears into the whole tacky business of juvenile beauty pageants . . . Facts as well as fur fly as the whole silly business is brought to its knees" (Independent)
"Assured and lively . . . A comical clarion call against the idea that girls should simply be decorative" (The Sunday Times)
"This ultra-modern tale sparkles and crackles from page one to a dramatic finale" (The Bookseller)
"All of Fine's usual pace and verve" (TES) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Lucie Verver Age 10
It is about a girl called Boony who has to go to a 1 day class, because her mom has to go to book keeping (advanced). Also Bonny's family had just moved into a new neighborhood, and her mom doesent want her to stay alone in an empty house. There were brouchures scattered on the floor. She looked through the pile and chose...Practical Parenting? Her mom refused. There was no time to hesitate.Then she noticed her self standing in front of a door. Behind the door was Charm School.
She steped in the room. She closed the door. No one looked at her. As She looked around, she saw allsorts of girls in fancy clothe. In front of them there stood a glistening lady making a speech. Sooner or later she found out that the lady was called Mrs. Opalene.
Any way, what was this place? Some girls trying to be perfect?
Bonny learned that you were supposed try to get the glistening tiara. Bonny didn't want to try to get the glistning tiara. She planned to help with the sound and lighting for the Curls and Purls show the girls were going to preform.
See what happens next by reading this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Most the book was plain boring.The only part that i found abit
more exciting was the end. I wound advise you to NOT buy it!!
This was a hit with my daughter, who is a big fan of audio books. I got a bit fed uo of hearing it repeatedly as I can't say it is the best story for young girls that I have heard.Published on 14 April 2013 by H. W. Polimerou
Bonny Bramblels mum has to go to Book keeping Advanced so Bonny has to go to a day club while her mum is doing the course. Read morePublished on 14 July 2004
i got this book from the school libary and found it was quite good. about a girl who goes to a school for how to be charming with one teacher for a day. Read morePublished on 4 Feb. 2003
Charm school is a great book packed full of adventure and excitement. I read it for a class assignment, and i am glad i did.
Bonny has to spend a whole day at charm school! Read more
This book is brilliant for all young readers. It took a bit to get going but when it did it was great. Read morePublished on 15 Jan. 2002