Maggot wins

Sally Gardner

Yippee! Sally Gardner has won the children’s Costa award for Maggot Moon. I had a look at the shortlist last night, just to remind myself of what might happen. And I have to admit I felt this was the only sensible outcome (no disrespect to the other books or their authors intended).

Maggot Moon isn’t only on my 2012 list of top books, but is just wonderful. It just is.

And if by some inexplicable fluke you haven’t already read Sally’s book, what a treat you have in store!

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4 responses to “Maggot wins

  1. Yay! BIG congrats to Sally! And what a gorgeous picture! Heard it here first … this blog is my daily feed of charge children’s book news – thank you!

  2. Carol Robinson

    love her books! off to purchase tomorrow and looking forward to reading it after reading the brilliant reviews .

  3. Yes. It’s bleak and funny at the same time. And so romantic.

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