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Author Overcomes Dyslexia To Win Nestl?hildren's Book Prize

Sally Gardner, who is severely dyslexic and only learnt to read at the age of fourteen, has won this year's Nestle Children's Book Prize for her book I, Coriander, a fantasy tale of murder, magic and romance set in 17th century London.

The award was made yestefay, December 14th, at the British Library.

The complete list of winners is as follows:

5 years and under:

gold:
Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers, published by HarperCollins

silver:
The Dancing Tiger by Malachy Doyle, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, published by Simon and Schuster

bronze:
Wolves by Emily Gravett, published by Macmillan


6-8 years:

gold:
The Whisperer by Nick Butterworth, published by HarperCollins

silver:
Corby Flood by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, published by Doubleday

bronze:
Michael Rosen's Sad Book by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Quentin Blake, published by Walker Books


9-11 years:

gold:
I, Coriander by Sally Gardner, published by Orion

silver:
The Scarecrow and his Servant by Philip Pullman, published by Doubleday

bronze:
The Whispering Road by Livi Michael, published by Puffin


The adult judges for the 2005 prize were: Julia Eccleshare (chair), Channel 5's Kirsty Young, children's authors Mal Peet and Liz Pichon and journalist Helen Freeman. Children's votes decided the final placements.

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