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Ivan the Terrible Hardcover – 4 Jun 2007
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"'Fine has a rare genius for building a funny, enriching and moving story around the nuts and bolts of school life' The Times * 'A remarkable writer' British Book News * 'Anne Fine is an author who knows how to make readers laugh' Guardian"
This is a very funny new story from one of our best-loved authors. It's Ivan's first day at his new school, and Boris is told to look after him, and translate for him, because Ivan can only speak Russian. After all, St Edmund's is a civilized school. Only problem is, Ivan isn't civilized. So when Ivan starts greeting people as 'lowly shivering worms', and asking for words in English like 'crush' and 'mutilate', Boris realises that he's going to have his work cut out for him. And that's just the start of the day...Little does he know that Ivan will leave a lasting influence, and that he himself will never enjoy listening to nursery rhymes ever again...This is a classic Anne Fine story - very funny and very real.See all Product description
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Comedy, chaos, communication barriers and classroom capers quickly ensue in perfect combination leading to a wholly cohesive and utterly satisfying read. Anne Fine has made dark humour her trademark and characteristically it is lavished throughout this novel in ways that are guaranteed to get guffaws and giggles from even the most staid reader. A worthy winner of the silver 2007 Nestle award, this short, highly engaging read is one that is not to be missed.
I must admit I read it too after my son had gone to bed (I love Anne Fine's adult books), and really enjoyed it ...