Annal: 2005 Kate Greenaway Medal

Results of the Kate Greenaway Medal in the year 2005.

Book:Wolves

Wolves

Emily Gravett

Rabbit borrows a book about wolves from the library. Straightforward enough. But it's not long before a sinister figure with sharp claws and a bushy tail starts to creep right off the pages. You won't believe your eyes especially if you're a rabbit.

Brilliantly witty, with amazing artwork, two surprise endings, plus fun novelty elements, "Wolves" created a real buzz of excitement among critics and booksellers alike on first publication in 2005.

Book:Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You

Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You

Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi

A Field Guide to the fantastical creatures featured in The Spiderwick Chronicles.

Book:Jinnie Ghost

Jinnie Ghost

Berlie Doherty, Jane Ray

Introducing Jinnie Ghost, thin as the wind, with hair as white as the feathers of owls and eyes like water. Jinnie whispers dreams to children as they sleep. She brings Charlotte's dolls to life, makes Amy's carpet bubble with frogs and toads and conjures up a giant to carry Joe away shoulder-high to his castle in the sky. But the break of dawn takes Jinnie away...and the children wake to a new day, brushing wonder from their eyes. This perfectly-pitched poem takes readers on a thrilling fantasy journey, raising a shiver or two on the way, but returning them safe and sound in the morning.

Book:Little Red

Little Red: A Fizzingly Good Yarn

Lynn Roberts, David Roberts

Little Red is on his way to visit his grandmother on the other side of the wood when, ignoring all warnings, he strays from the path. Stealing the little boy's red coat, the greedy wolf hatches an evil plan and hurries to the cottage to gobble up shortsighted grandmother. Little Red is next on the menu, but can a keg of delicious sparkling ginger beer save him from a gruesome end? From the fabulously quirky 'Ye Olde Belch' Inn to the scary spookiness of grandmother's cottage, this witty reworking of the classic tale is perfectly adapted to 18th-century England and is bursting with period detail.

Book:Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Oliver Jeffers

There once was a boy! And one day a penguin arrives on his doorstep. The boy decides the penguin must be lost and tries to return him. But no one seems to be missing a penguin. So the boy decides to take the penguin home himself, and they set out in his row boat on a journey to the South Pole. But when they get there, the boy discovers that maybe home wasn't what the penguin was looking for after all!

Book:Mirrormask

Mirrormask

Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean

While most kids long to run away and join the circus, Helena dreams of running away to join the real world. Until the day she wakes up to find herself in a strange new place populated by mysterious creatures a dreamworld where she is about to embark on an amazing journey.

Book:Russell the Sheep

Russell the Sheep

Rob Scotton

A quirky bedtime story, introducing endearing insomniac, Russell the Sheep. Sometimes Russell the Sheep is just a little bit out of step with the rest of flock. All the sheep are falling asleep - except Russell. He's tried everything...but he's still wide awake. What's a sheep to do?

Book:Traction Man Is Here!

Traction Man Is Here!

Mini Grey

Traction Man—wearing combat boots, battle pants, and his warfare shirt—comes in a box, but very quickly finds the way into the imagination of his lucky boy owner. This superhero searches for the Lost Wreck of the Sieve as the boy makes a game of doing the dishes, and later in the bathtub, he conquers the Mysterious Toes that are stealing his pet, the brave little Scrubbing Brush. These are just a few of the action-packed adventures played out by the boy and his new toy that may not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but can vanquish all manner of villains lurking around the house. Mini Grey’s story in words and pictures is an irresistible invitation to the private world of a child’s play.

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