Monday, June 25, 2007

Blog in Exile: Pullman Receives "Carnegie of Carnegies"

Philip Pullman's novel Northern Lights (published as The Golden Compass in the US) has been named the best children's book of the past 70 years, in a world-wide poll of readers. Northern Lights was competing against the other 69 Carnegie Medal winners (including Terry Pratchett's The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, Richard Adams's Watership Down, and Alan Garner's The Owl Service), and received 40 percent of the votes.

1 comment:

Miggy said...

Yes, Philip Pullman's Northern Lights/Golden Compass is a great book. Hard, in fact, to find much fault with it as, perhaps, the best YA book of all time. But 40% of the vote is absurd.

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