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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Millions (2004)

Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce

What would you do with a million in cash?

It was a one-in-a-million chance. A bag crammed with cash comes tumbling out of the air and lands right at Damian's feet. Suddenly the Cunningham brothers are rich. Very rich. They can buy anything they want. There's just one problem—they have only seventeen days to spend all the money before it becomes worthless. And the crooks who stole the cash in the first place are closing in—fast.

A funny, brilliantly clever and utterly thrilling debut novel that is, quite simply, unforgettable. 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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