Author Kenneth Oppel has won the Governor General's Literary Award for Children for his 2004 book, Airborn.
The judges in this year's literary awards described Airborn as "masterfully crafted" and a "feat of powerful imagination." "From cover to cover," the judges continued, "the reader is in the hands of a superb writer."
Thanks to KidsLit for the tip on the website--very cool!
Oppel says he is not worried that children's books are about to disappear beneath an avalanche of movies, videos, the Internet and other media. In fact, the author is proof of that. His favourite childhood memory is watching the movie Star Wars.
His trilogy, Silverwing, Sunwing, and Firewing have been popular reads with guys.