Jan 172009

Michelle Magorian has won the 2008 Costa Children’s Book Award in the U.K. for Just Henry (Egmont). Just Henry, which is set in post-war Britain and raises issues about patriotism and social class, is Magorian’s first book in 10 years. She is perhaps best known for her 1981 novel, Goodnight, Mister Tom. The prize will be awarded at a ceremony in London on January 27. Read more about the author here.