Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2011

Debut author Sita Brahmachari has scooped the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2011. The shortlist was tough, with a stunning line-up of competitors such as, Tall Story by Candy Gourlay, When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, The Healing Wars I - The Pain Merchants by Janice Hardy, A Beautiful Lie by Ifran Master.... all on the list were very worthy. But the winner is...... Artichoke Hearts. This is the story of twelve-year-old Mira and her chaotic, artistic family. As her beloved Nana's health declines, Mira finds herself facing grief  for the first time in her life and beginning to ask all the big questions. A beautiful coming-of-age story! Congratulations Sita!
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/debut-author-wins-waterstones-childrens-book-prize.html

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