Neil Gaiman just won the Newbery Award Medal for his children's book, The Graveyard Book. I haven't read that one yet, but I may get it for my kids. It's nice to see an award given to a book that isn't all 'literature' or that parents think children should read and like. I remember reading Jacob Have I Loved as a teenager, probably given to me because it was a Newbery Winner, and I thought it was pretty boring. My kids have quite enjoyed some of the recent Newbery's like Holes, The Tale of Despereaux, Maniac Magee and The Giver. Do you have a favorite Newbery?
I am on a meadow in Ireland, with a flock of sheep trying to solve the mystery of the murder of our shepherd. A sheep who left the flock has just returned, adding to the mystery. (Three Bags Full, Leonie Swann.)
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