Ivan the Terrible (novel)

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Ivan the Terrible
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First edition
Author Anne Fine
Illustrator Philippe Dupasquier
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Children's
Publisher Egmont
Publication date
4 June 2007
Pages 128 pp
ISBN 978-1-4052-3324-8
OCLC 85898151

Ivan the Terrible is a children's novel by Anne Fine, published in 2007. It won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Silver Award.[1]

Plot[edit]

It is Ivan's first day of school. He can only speak Russian and it's Boris's job to look after him and translate for him. St Edmund's is a civilized school, but Ivan isn't civilized. Boris knows that he is going to have trouble teaching Ivan.

Reception[edit]

Chris Stephenson, of Carousel, reviewed the book saying "To work successfully, the book required a delicate balancing-act and Anne Fine, a consummate high-wire performer, doesn't put a foot wrong." Vanessa Curtis, of The Herald, reviewed the book saying ""Fine's writing is comic, her characters are well-drawn and there is a neat twist at the end..." Nicolette Jones, of Sunday Times, reviewed the book saying "...delightfully spiky... ...irreverent comedy..."[2]

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