A Curse Dark as Gold Wins Inaugural William C. Morris Award
A Curse Dark as Gold, written by Elizabeth C. Bunce and published by Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc., won the inaugural William C. Morris Award, which honors a book written for young adults by a first-time, previously unpublished author. The award was announced by YALSA at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver on January 26.
At the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, Charlotte Miller strikes a bargain with the malevolent Jack Spinner, who can transform straw into gold, to save her family's mill. With masterly writing and vivid characterization and setting, Bunce weaves a powerfully seductive tale of triumph over evil.…
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Publication information: Article title: A Curse Dark as Gold Wins Inaugural William C. Morris Award. Contributors: Not available. Journal title: Young Adult Library Services. Volume: 7. Issue: 3 Publication date: Spring 2009. Page number: 17. © 2008 American Library Association. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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