Kiran Millwood Hargrave shortlisted for Blue Peter Book Awards

24th November 2017|Literary Awards

Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s gorgeous second novel, The Island at the End of Everything, has been shortlisted for Best Story at the Blue Peter Book Awards.

Since 2000, the enormously popular and influential Blue Peter Book Awards have been recognising and celebrating the best authors, the most creative illustrators and the greatest reads for children. The winners will be selected by an expert reading panel made up of hundreds of children in schools all over the UK. The winning titles will be revealed live on Blue Peter on 1st March 2018, World Book Day.

The Island at the End of Everything is set on Culion Island, where some of the inhabitants - including Amihan’s mother - have leprosy. Ami loves her home - with its blue seas and lush forests, Culion is all she has ever known. But the arrival of malicious government official Mr Zamora changes her world forever: islanders untouched by sickness are forced to leave. Banished across the sea, she’s desperate to return, and finds a strange and fragile hope in a colony of butterflies. Can they lead her home before it’s too late?

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