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Summer holiday secrets win Kelpies Prize 2014!

Posted on 15/08/2014 in Awards Edinburgh International Book Festival Kelpies Prize 2014

KP-logo-2014 emailThe wait is finally over! After months of reading and weeks of waiting, we’re so excited to tell you that the winner of the Kelpies Prize 2014 is… Lindsay Littleson, with her brilliant story, The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean!

Lindsay attended the Kelpies Prize 2014 award ceremony on Thursday, along with her friends and family, where the winner was announced by awesome teen fiction author Claire McFall.  It was really difficult for the judges to choose between The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean and the other shortlisted books, The Superpower Project, by Paul Bristow, and My Fake Brother, by Joan Pratt.

The judges loved all three books for their exciting and original storylines but there could only be one winner. Lindsay’s tale about shy Lily trying to juggle her mixed-up family, a summer holiday with Gran, and a very mysterious voice that keeps telling her NOT to go on holiday, stood out as a funny and sweet story.

We can’t wait for Lindsay’s book to make it into the shops next spring so that you can read it – The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean really reminded us of Jacqueline Wilson’s great books so we know you’re going to love it!


Lindsay receiving her giant cheque from Claire McFall!

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