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April 17, 2014
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Over the years, we’re incredibly proud to have published many of the amazing books that have won or been shortlisted for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie Medal, including those by Terry Pratchett, Jacqueline Wilson, Philip Pullman, Susan Cooper, Anne Fine, Siobhan Dowd and Aidan Chambers.

We’re exceptionally proud to have three fantastic books on the shortlist this year: Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper, Blood Family by Anne Fine, and The Child’s Elephant by debut author Rachel Campbell-Johnston. How many of our brilliant Carnegie books have you read? Take this quiz to test your knowledge!

1. Name the dog in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.

2. Wonder by R J Palacio stars a boy named August as its protagonist. What famous British author, whose Random House books have also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in previous years, inspired his surname?

3. What is the name of Andrea’s beloved toy rabbit in The Suitcase Kid by Jacqueline Wilson?

4. Prisoner of the Inquisition by Theresa Breslin takes place in which country?

5. In The Child’s Elephant by Rachel Campbell-Johnston, name the elephant who is befriended by young Bat at the start of the story.

6. What area of Ireland is the setting for Siobhan Dowd’s A Swift Pure Cry?

7. In A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton, name two unusual fillings the bear has in his sandwiches.

8. What’s unusual about the Mennym family in Sylvia Waugh’s novel?

9. In Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd, what is Uncle Tally’s nickname revealed to be when it is discovered he is a local bomb-maker?

10. In The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, what does Maurice offer Death in exchange for letting Dangerous Beans live?

11. In The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson, what nickname does Tracy give to the children’s home where she lives? (Here’s a clue: this then went on to be the name of a popular CBBC series!)

12. Name the make of car that Bobby steals when trying to return to Dublin in Creature of the Night.

13. What are the tools that Little Hawk’s father gives to him when he is sent out into the forest in Susan Cooper’s Ghost Hawk?

14. What giant sea creature does Tim blame for eating his school bag in The Boy Who Cried Ninja?

15. Linda Newbery’s Sisterland focuses on the Second World War. Which of her Carnegie-shortlisted books looks at the First World War?

16. In Anne Fine’s The Road of Bones, Yuri has a friend who is killed in an accident – what is his name?

Send us your answers to childrenspublicity@randomhouse.co.uk with ‘Carnegie Comp’ as the subject, and make sure you include your name and address in the email. Send in 16 correct answers and you may be one of the three lucky people to receive a stash of Carnegie-shortlisted books, including a very special signed hardback edition of Susan Cooper’s Ghost Hawk.


Closing date: 12th May 2014



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