A Monster Calls wins double accolade

A Monster Calls made history when it became the first book to win both the Carnegie and Greenaway awards.  Patrick Ness became only the second author to win the award on two simultanous years, and Jim Kay won the Greenaway for his stunning illustrations.  It is fitting that this book, which I consider to be one of the must-read books of the decade, should win this unique accolade.  In his acceptance speech, Patrick Ness criticised the government policy of closing libraries.  If you would like to read more about this, then have a look at these articles:http://tinyurl.com/cf2mr7p  (Guardian)  and http://tinyurl.com/c5a7rmr (Telegraph)