2008 Carnegie shortlist

Here, briefly, is the shortlist for the Carnegie, announced today. It looks very respectable, but I’ll have to start reading quickly. One of them has been lying around in the piles for ages, so this will have to be the spur.

KEVIN CROSSLEY-HOLLAND: GATTY’S TALE Orion (Age range: 10+)

LINZI GLASS: RUBY RED Penguin (Age range: 12+)

ELIZABETH LAIRD: CRUSADE Macmillan (Age range: 10+)

TANYA LANDMAN: APACHE Walker (Age range: 12+)

PHILIP REEVE: HERE LIES ARTHUR Scholastic (Age range: 12+)

MEG ROSOFF: WHAT I WAS Penguin (Age range: 12+)

JENNY VALENTINE: FINDING VIOLET PARK HarperCollins (Age range: 12+)

What do people think?

5 responses to “2008 Carnegie shortlist

  1. I have only read the Crossley-Holland and the Rosoff…both terrific.
    I am just pleased to see some HISTORICAL stuff in there. Must now read the others.

  2. Crusade is wonderful.

  3. My money’s on Philip Reeve, though I haven’t read most of the list. But Arthur has a kind of ‘now moment’ feel about it. A bit like No Country For Old Men and the Academy Awards. Still, you never can tell.

  4. Not read Crossley-Holland since his Arthurian trilogy a few years ago. What’s he like these days?

  5. I’ve only read two so far, though I’m determined to get my hands on the Linzi Glass. Ian, I really enjoyed the Crossley-Holland , the man can write!

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