Costa Children’s Award

Maggot Moon

Sally Gardner has won the Costa children’s award for Maggot Moon, a book I look forward to reading.  It’s a book about a dyslexic teen boy living in an alternate England. 

What I find most intriguing is that Gardner herself is dyslexic.  She did not read until she was 14 years old.  Best of all, her book is being celebrated for its language and beautiful writing. 

Now Gardner goes on to compete for the overall Costa Award.  I look forward to reading Maggot Moon and to seeing if it can take the whole shebang!