CILIP Carnegie Medal Awardees

The Carnegie Medal in Literature is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children in the U.K. It was established in 1936, in memory of the great Scottish-born philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. This award is U.K.'s oldest and most prestigious book award for children's writing. The medal is awarded by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.
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This particular collection includes some notable winners of Carnegie Medal and shortlisted books from the year 1987 to 2012.

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Framed (2005)

Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce

A few things to know about Dylan:

He is the only boy in his entire town—so forget about playing football.

His best friends are two pet chickens, Michaelangelo and Donatello—named after (who else?) the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

His family owns the town's only gas station/copy shop/coffee house—their Picasso Pies are to die for, but profits are still in the hole.

Criminal instincts run in his family—his sister is a mastermind-in-training, and the tax men are after his father for "questioning".

And one more small thing about nine-year-old Dylan—he's now the man of the house.

Then an enormous secret rolls into town—one that could bring back Dylan's father, rescue the family business, and involve Dylan in what very well could be the crime of the century.

With the same easy mix of wit, warmth, and wonder that made his debut novel, Millions, an award-winning international bestseller, Frank Cottrell Boyce tells the story of a boy who reminds an entire town of the power of art. This book is recommended for preteens ages 9 and up. (Copyright © HarperCollins. All rights reserved.)

Source:  HarperCollins Publishers.

Frank Cottrell Boyce was born on September 23, 1959. He is a British screenwriter, novelist and occasional actor, known for his children's fiction and for his collaborations with film director Michael Winterbottom. He was an undergraduate at Keble College, Oxford and then completed a doctorate in English, also at Oxford University. Prior to his career as a screenwriter, he wrote criticism for the magazine Living Marxism. After he met Michael Winterbottom, the two collaborated on Forget About Me. Winterbottom made five further films based on screenplays written by Cottrell Boyce, Butterfly Kiss, Welcome to Sarajevo, The Claim, 24 Hour Party People and Code 46.

In addition to original scripts, Cottrell Boyce has also adapted novels for the screen and written children's fiction. He has written Millions (2004), Framed (2005), Cosmic (2008), Desirable (2008), The Unforgotten Coat (2011), and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again (2011).

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