David Almond’s A Song for Ella Grey, won the Guardian children’s fiction prize for 2015. The Guardian Children’s fiction prize honors one book written for children or teens published in the U.K. as chosen by a panel of judges.
In A Song for Ella Grey, Claire reminisces about Ella Grey – her best friend, who fell to love of Orpheus, who was taken from this world.
According to The Guardian, judge and author Jenny Valentine described A Song for Ella Grey as “an absolute masterclass in the transformative power of language. It is fearless, free and full of wonder and I am changed by reading it.”
The other authors shortlisted for the award were Kate Saunders, Frances Hardinge and Sally Nicholls.
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