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Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Awards 2014 9-11 category - June 2013 Book of the Month A warm, funny adventure about sticking up for your friends from this hugely popular author and as usual all told with Elen Caldecott's trademark wit.
The winners of the Leeds Book Awards are chosen by you! Read the books, talk about them with your friends & teachers and decide which one is your favourite. You can vote in your local library or at www.leedsbookawards.co.uk. Voting closes on Friday 25th April and the winners will be announced on Tuesday 20th May.
See below for the entire shortlist.
'Those McIntyres are nothing but trouble!' When the McIntyre family moves in next door, Eva is intrigued - it is the first interesting thing to happen for ages. But her ever protective Dad - even more protective since Eva's mum died - does not agree. And the McIntyres are certainly noisy! But Eva is curious about Jamie, who she often sees on the roof of his garden shed, escaping the family chaos. Then Eva gets to know Jamie a bit better. And when he is accused of vandalising the local park, Eva is sure he didn't do it. It is up to Eva to stick up for him - but then Jamie disappears. Eva is now in a race against time, which snowballs into a helterskelter race with a 'borrowed' ice cream van, lots of irate keep-fit enthusiasts and lashings of ice-cream!
Leeds Book Awards 2014
The Battles of Ben Kingdom by Andrew Beasley
The Great Ice-cream Heist by Elen Caldecott
Ways to See a Ghost by Emily Diamand
Osbert the Avenger by Christopher William Hill
The Child's Elephant by Rachel Campbell-Johnston
Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones
Anthem for Jackson Dawes by Celia Bryce
After Tomorrow by Gillian Cross
How to be Invisible by Tim Lott
The Poison Boy by Fletcher Moss
Blood Tracks by Paula Rawsthorne
Geek Girl by Holly Smale
The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher
Infinite Sky by C.J. Flood
Hostage Three by Nick Lake
Siege by Sarah Mussi
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
The Quietness by Alison Rattle
I was inspired to read Elen Caldecott's Operation Eiffel Tower when I saw her talk about it at the Edinburgh book festival and was as entranced as all the eight-to-twelves ... some scenes are funny (the children's attempted forgery is hilarious); others are poignant, particularly their visit to a B&B when they can't think what to say to their dad Julia Donaldson, Guardian
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Funny ... poignant ... hilarious -- Julia Donaldson Guardian
|Publication date:||6th June 2013|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
Elen Caldecott graduated with an MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University and was highly commended in the PFD Prize for Most Promising Writer for Young People. Before becoming a writer, she was an archaeologist, a nurse, a theatre usher and a museum security guard. Elen's debut novel, How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant, was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Prize and longlisted for the 2010 Carnegie Award.More About Elen Caldecott