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Children's Laureate 2001-2003

Carnegie Medal 1989, 1992

Whitbread Award 1993, 1996

Guardian Fiction Award 1990


The cover of 'Saving Miss Mirabelle'

Lance's favourite teacher, Miss Mirabelle, is stuck.

She's told a bit of a fib, and now she needs help.

Can Lancelot save a damsel in distress?

"... this entirely charming tale of an unconventional teacher, a suspicious head, an imainative class and a cooperative cow.."

Gerald Haigh, the Times Educational Supplement

"Anne Fine has a comic style all of her own...her characters are enjoyably eccentric.."

Pete Johnson, Bucks Herald

Saving Miss Mirabelle was first published, under the title The Country Pancake, in 1989, and reissued by Egmont in a new edition on 1 August 2002. The present edition has been revised and updated by the author; in an article intended for her child readers, she explains some of the changes she has made in the new editions of this and other books.

Saving Miss Mirabelle is a book by Anne Fine for children in the middle age range.

Order Saving Miss Mirabelle from Buy 'Saving Miss Mirabelle' from Amazon
(ISBN: 978-1-4052-3319-4).

An audio edition combining Saving Miss Mirabelle (under its original title) and Bill's New Frock, read by Tony Robinson, is available from the AudioBook Store, (ISBN 978-0-7451-8489-0), or buy it from Amazon as an audio download.