Junior winner was Janet Blake of Lakes primary school, Redcar, Cleveland; senior winner was Jonathan Gilchrist of Hawarden high school, Deeside. The entrants continued environmentally-friendly stories from openings supplied by Colin and Jacqui Hawkins, Dick King-Smith, Anne Fine, Anthony Browne, Paula Danziger and Sian Lewis. Winners receive Puffin books for their school libraries.
* Like Morpurgo's Laura, who turns her troubled community's fortunes around when she saves a sea turtle, the appropriately named Green class from Halsford Park school in East Grinstead, Sussex have put their imagination to work on the natural world. The class of five-year-olds have won the infant category of the Earthworm Short Story Competition organised by Friends of the Earth following its Earthworm Children's Book Award.
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