Neil Gaiman wins Newbery.
Submitted by effinglibrarian on January 26, 2009 - 1:28pm
Comic book geeks and nerds rejoice. Of 'The Graveyard Book,' Gaiman says, "It has a protagonist who is about eighteen months old in the first chapter, four in the second chapter, six in the third, and so on, until, by chapter eight, he is all of sixteen years old. There's no sex in it and no swearing. There is some really scary stuff in there, and a few of the people (all adults) who have read it have written to tell me they cried in the last chapter." Cool. <a href="http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/style/38330294.html">More here</a>.