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WE WON!!!!

A million and more thank you’s to CliPPA for creating this wonderful award. And for organising the brilliant and hugely popular on-line award celebration at the 2020 Cheltenham Literary Festival on Oct 9. I also congratulate the other four fantastic authors and publishers whose books were on the shortlist with me.

My deepest gratitude to the all the judges for selecting my book, Cherry Moon, for this prestigious award. I am both profoundly moved and honoured.

WHAT THE JUDGES SAID…

“Cherry Moon feels like exactly what we need right now. A magical journey, grounded in natural beauty and a sense of communal wonder and hope.”

STEVEN CAMDEN

Poet and Clippa Judge

“We found this a wonderfully evocative collection of poems a joyous celebration of nature and language. The playful exuberance of the text and complementary illustrations have immense child-appeal, but there is also an underlying thoughtfulness about the environment which parents and teachers sharing the book with younger children will appreciate.  This is a book to be read and reread.”

VALERIE BLOOM 

Poet and Clippa 2020 Judge