Join the Guardian Nosy Crow book club as we discuss Dave Shelton’s A Boy and a Bear in a BoatLast month the Guardian Nosy Crow book club had a pretty emotional discussion about Patrick Ness’s much lauded A Monster Calls – at the physical book group in the Crow’s Nest, on the blog and on Twitter (#NCGkids). You can still catch up with the on-the-night discussion on our blogpost, and Nosy Crow’s Kate Watson has summarised the debate. The book club is back again tomorrow with A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton, a funny tale for ages 8-up of a boy who sets out to sea with a bear, a suitcase, a comic book and a ukelele. It’s another book that has enjoyed critical acclaim – it was longlisted for last year’s Guardian children’s fiction prize and last month it scooped the Branford Boase award for Shelton and his editor, David Fickling. Given that, the role of the editor in the publishing process might well crop up in the discussion. On winning the award, Shelton commented that “I had genuine doubts as to whether I would fall flat on my face. David Fickling’s gentle …read more

Via: The Guardian | Books