Monday, June 13, 2011

Michael Morpurgo's Shadow wins children's book prize

Michael Morpurgo's novel Shadow has won this year's Red House children's book award, which is voted for by young readers.
It is a third win for Morpurgo, who becomes the only author to do so in the award's 31-year history.
Shadow tells the story of boy who is befriended by an army sniffer dog in Afghanistan.
"Shadow was a difficult book to write because I was writing about a contemporary conflict," Murpurgo said.
He was presented with the award at a ceremony in Birmingham on Saturday.
His book, which is partly set at a detention centre for asylum seekers in the UK, was published last September.

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