Thursday, 1 July 2010

Carnegie Medal 2010

The 2010 Carnegie Medal has been awarded to Neil Gaiman for The Graveyard Book.

For those who don't know the story:

"Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy.

He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead.

There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy-an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer.

But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family. . . ."

The Carnegie Medal is the latest in a growing list of awards that Gaiman has won for The Graveyard Book. It has also been awarded the 2009 Hugo Award and the 2009 NewberyMedal, as well as being nominated for a long list of other honours.

If you haven't already caught up with what's happening in the Bod's world, place your free hold now. If you have, please let us know whether you think The Graveyard Book deserves all of its praise.



I am not a Librarian said...

Yes it does! And the audio book is brilliant. Gaiman himself narrates it and his voice colours Bod's world with a richness you just can't get out of the hard copy. Plus, bonus bonus bonus, the music 'Dance Macarbre' adds so much atmosphere ... sigh ... I'm going to have to borrow it again.

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