Tuesday, 22 October 2013
5 Award Nominations for The Gargoyle at the Gates
I've started many of my tweets and blog posts with those words lately, and I mean it every time I write it.
The Gargoyle at the Gates, the third book in the Lost Gargoyle Series, has now received five award nominations, four in Canada and one in the US, plus it's been honoured with the White Raven 2013 designation from the International Youth Library in Munich and a starred review in the Canadian Children's Best Books for Kids & Teens, 2013.
I'm really, really touched and well, honoured, that this story has been so well received by the YA literary community. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to share it with children across Canada and around the world.
It's a book about magic and friendship, family and ancestors. It's a book about how to stand up to a bully, how to banish secrets and how to build a community through urban renewal. It's also a book about cruelty, obsession and the courage of resistance.
But more than all that, it's a book about how to make a friend, even with something as seemingly unlovable (at least at first) as a gargoyle. Thank you to everyone who has read Gargoth's story, I hope you enjoyed it! And once again, I'm truly honoured.
Award Nominations & Commendations for The Gargoyle at the Gates:
OLA Silver Birch Express Award, Shortlist 2014
Red Cedar and Stellar Book Award, Shortlist, 2013-2014
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2013, * Starred Review
White Raven Book, International Youth Library, Munich, 2013
Hackmatack Children's Choice Awards, Shortlist, 2013-2014
SYRCA Diamond Willow Award, Shortlist, 2013-2014
Cooperative Children's Book Centre Awards Nominee for Best Books for Kids & Teens (2012)
Resource Links Magazine, A BEST BETS BOOK 2012