Quote from Charlie Higson
it's fantastic to win this award as it is voted for, not by stuffy old
adults who like to give awards to books they think that children ought
to read, but by the kids themselves, who vote for what they actually
like to read. So this is a great honour - Grampian kids obviously have
very good taste. And congratulations to Catherine McPhail, murder,
mayhem and kids in big trouble are obviously very popular at the moment.