We have just learned that Dene Low has been named a finalist for the Edgar Award!
Her debut, PETRONELLA SAVES NEARLY EVERYONE (reviews | buy), is up for the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel (press release). The Edgar Awards will be presented to the winners April 29th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in NYC.
PETRONELLA SAVES NEARLY EVERYONE (reviews | buy) has been all over best-of lists lately. It was chosed as a July 2009 Junior Library Guild pick, named to the Historical Novel Society’s Fall 2009 Editor’s Choice list! (Hers was the only children’s book chosen), nominated for a Cybil, and chosen by The Children’s Hour (a California literacy group) as one of their Top 5 middle-grade novels of 2009. She’s been getting wonderful reviews, and for more on Dene, you can check out her website here.
Way to go, Dene! We at JABberwocky are thrilled at this wonderful news!