CBC Australia's Book of the Year 2011 Awards



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The Children's Book Council of Australia released their award winners for 2011 today, and Isobelle has won the Younger Readers Book of the Year 2011 for The Red Wind!

The Children's Book Council of Australia released their award winners for 2011 today, and Isobelle has won the Younger Readers Book of the Year 2011 for The Red Wind!

[hr][/hr]The winner and honour books in each of the categories are decided at the Judges' Conferences after extensive discussion and by secret ballot by the Judges. If you've (been living under a rock and) not heard of Red Wind until now;
In this captivating first book, two little creatures, brothers Zluty and Bily, live happily in their little house in the desert. Once a year Zluty journeys alone to the Great Forest to gather the essential nuts and herbs for the coming winter months. Every year Bily fears for his safety, and every year Zluty returns unharmed with tales of his adventures. Until one year, when a strange red wind sweeps across the land destroying every in its path. Zluty must flee the desert and venture deeper into the forest than he has ever been to escape it. And Bily, alone in the desert, discovers a 'monster' hidden in his cellar, and must fight for his survival... A magical quest story about physical and metaphorical journeys, about family, and friendship, and accepting that change is a necessary part of life.
[ More about The Red Wind ] Congrats Isobelle! from CBC Australia Winners 2011
The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a volunteer run, not for profit, organisation that was established in 1945 and is comprised of branches of individual members who are passionate about children's and young adult literature.



3 Comments

    laurenm_89
    7 years ago

    Fantastic news! I have a couple of books lined up for my little niece to read when she is older and this is definitely on the list!

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    Cat-Eyes
    7 years ago

    WOOT!! Well done Isobelle, that's fantastic! It was a great book, definitely deserved to win!

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    VioletCrumble
    7 years ago

    Well done Isobelle. She deserved to win that award! :)

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