Annal: 1994 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature

Results of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award in the year 1994.

Book:The Kingdom of Kevin Malone

The Kingdom of Kevin Malone

Suzy McKee Charnas

Roller-skating in Central Park, Amy recognizes Kevin Malone, a vicious bully from her childhood. She follows him down one of the park’s many stone tunnels—and into another world…the world of the Fayre Farre. The Fayre Farre is a kingdom of Kevin’s own, a place he’s made up from his twisted imagination and bits and pieces of the fantasy novel’s he’s read. Amy agrees to help Kevin save the Fayre Farre, but Kevin’s world is as dangerous and violent and confused as its creator. Before she can save it, she must first save Kevin—a person she doesn’t even like.

Book:Calling on Dragons

Calling on Dragons: Book 3 of Enchanted Forest Chronicles

Patricia C. Wrede

Those wicked wizards are back—and they’ve become very smart. (Sort of.) They intend to take over the Enchanted Forest once and for all…unless Cimorene finds a way to stop them. And some people think being queen is easy.

Book:The Giver

The Giver

Lois Lowry

Jonas’s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

Book:The Mystery of the Cupboard

The Mystery of the Cupboard: Book 4 of The Cupboard

Lynne Reid Banks

When Omri puts away the cupboard in The Secret of the Indian, he vows that it will be forever. Little Bear, Boone, and the other miniature figures he had brought to life will remain plastic. But then Omri and his family move to an old country farmhouse that they inherited from a distant relative, and he unearths a faded journal hidden in the thatched roof. To Omri’s utter amazement, the notebook was written by his “wicked” great-great-aunt Jessica Charlotte on her deathbed. Even more astonishing: It reveals how the cupboard and its magic were created—and changed the destiny of his family,

In trying to right a wrong done in the past, Omri finds he has no choice but to break the promise he made to himself. The magical cupboard is opened once more!

The Mystery of the Cupboard transports readers from the peaceful English countryside of today to, the elegant drawing…[more]

Book:Nevernever

Nevernever

Will Shetterly

Ron, the hero of Elsewhere, has been cursed by a beautiful elf named Leda, and now he’s a werewolf. As if meeting girls hadn’t already been hard enough. Ron would love to break the curse, but he’s got other things on his mind. His best friend, Strider, has been framed for murder. Another friend is kidnapped. And a third friend has gone into hiding—right in plain sight with Ron. Some dangerous elements from Elfland are looking for her: a few, to safeguard the power she wields; others, to seize possession of it; none of them counting on her having friends like Ron, who will do anything to protect her.

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