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And the winner is…

January 27, 2009

I haven’t posted for some time – life caught up with me – but this is important. Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book won the Newbery! 

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I don’t think I’ve read any of the contenders, but I’m still excited, as I thought The Graveyard Book was wonderful. 

2 things I just learned, while reading the news:

1. Gaiman also wrote Coraline – his first children’s book, actually – which is due as a claymation Tim Burton film on Feb. 6 and looks fantastic. The Graveyard Book is the only book of Gaiman’s that I’ve read, but I’m going to have to check out his other works. 

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2. The idea for The Graveyard Book was almost 20 years in the making. So, maybe there’s hope for me as a writer yet 🙂 

Have you read The Graveyard Book? What did you think? Is there a different book/s that should have won?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 27, 2009 3:18 pm

    Hey! If you like those books and movies, you should check out Pride and Prejudie and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith and (who else?!) Jane Austen. If you’re interested, I’ll happily send you a free review copy by mid April. Please email me at quirkzombies@gmail.com!

  2. January 29, 2009 10:39 pm

    I don’t know anything about that book (other than what you mentioned), but I did read some of the Honor books, and loved them — Savvy for one.

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