Author(s): Anne Fine
Tom wants to join the army, but he has to pass his exams first! When he turns up without proper uniform on exam day, strict Mrs Dell threatens to send him home. There are spare clothes available, but is Tom brave enough to face the exam hall - in a skirt? Touching comedy for low ability readers. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+
Anne Fine is a best-selling author and former Children's Laureate, having written more than fifty books for children of all ages. She has won numerous awards including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, and was awarded an OBE in 2003 for her services to children's literature. Anne lives in Durham.