McGowan and Tan take CILIP medals  with titles inspired by the natural world

McGowan and Tan take CILIP medals with titles inspired by the natural world

Anthony McGowan and Shaun Tan this week won the CILIP Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal respectively for their books; McGowan’s about two siblings lost on the moors, and Tan’s addressing the urban relationship we have with the natural world.

In McGowan’s Lark (Barrington Stoke), northern working-class teens Nicky and Kenny are embroiled in a battle against the elements on the Yorkshire Moors. The inclement weather turns a pleasant stroll into a perilous journey, capping off a series of four novellas in the Truth of Things series, in which the brothers have to overcome numerous challe...

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