“Chamber of Secrets” Wins Children’s Book of the Year
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets has won Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards.
In a ceremony on February 4 in London, Harry’s second adventure at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry scooped the top prize for children’s literature. The award has previously been won by authors such as Philip Pullman for his best seller Northern Lights (known as The Golden Compass throughout North America) and Alison Sage for her collection of nursery rhymes and fairytales The Hutchinson Treasury of Children’s Literature.
Chamber of Secrets follows on from the success of J.K. Rowling’s first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which won Children’s Book of the Year last year.
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