Yesterday the 2013 Mythopoeic Award Finalists were announced. This year's crop is less dominated by books with direct fairy tale inspiration excepting the finalists for Children's Literature. So I will share that entire list and then send you to the site for the other categories. Fairy Tale Queens: Representations of Early Modern Queenship (Queenship and Power) is also on the lists with a reminder to me that I really want to explore that one. Congrats to all the finalists, many of whom are beloved authors on SurLaLune.
Finalists for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature
Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado, Giants Beware! (First Second)
Sarah Beth Durst, Vessel (Margaret K. McElderry)
Merrie Haskell, The Princess Curse (HarperCollins)
Christopher Healy, The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom (Walden Pond Press)
Sherwood Smith, The Spy Princess (Viking Juvenile)