Annal: 1980 Whitbread Book Award for Children's Book

Results of the Whitbread Book Award in the year 1980.

Book:John Diamond

John Diamond

Leon Garfield

Young William Jones is on a desperate search through darkest London for John Diamond, the son of a man his father apparently once cheated badly. Will he find him? Originally published in the United States as Footsteps, John Diamond “combines a cast of remarkable eccentrics with superb sensory descriptions” (The Horn Book).

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