Thursday, 14 January 2010

Desperate times call for Desperate Measures...

The nine name shortlist for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize has been revealed. Yet, the list seems void of the unusual fun-loving fiction, and instead contains novels with themes of 'real-life drama'. Offerings include a Lucy Christopher work on a girl's dying father, a Suzanne LaFleur book on orphancy and the favourite, Laura Summers' 'Desparate Measures' about childhood disability. Summers, BAFTA nominated writer of television series' 'The Story of Tracy Beaker' and 'The New Worst Witch', will join the other member of the 'spectular shortlist' on February 10th, for the announcement of the £5,000 prize winnner.

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