[DWJ] Re: Nominate your favourite Carnegie and Greenaway winner book of all time

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Sat Oct 28 02:34:15 EDT 2006

 I consulted my 6 year old for the picture book category, and we agreed 
on "Each Peach". I love it for its clever intertextuality.


Amy Lee Bennett wrote:

> Oh lordy, that was tough. I went for "The Owl Service," in the end,
> because of my love for Welsh Celtic myth, and Garner's brilliant
> storytelling and subtle prose. But to choose that over Golden Compass,
> Watership Down, Changeover (Mahy and DWJ are two of my favorite
> authors for many of the same reasons)... it was tough.
> Greenaway was only slightly easier... but I was absolutely obsessed
> with "Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady" when I was a kid, so I went for
> that one. Yes, even over my beloved Each Peach Pear Plum and Mr
> Gumpy's Outing.
> Based on this discussion, though, I added "God Beneath the Sea" and
> "Little White Horse" to my to-read list (among others).
> --Amy Lee
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