And The Winner Is…


Congratulations to my little (but taller) brother, Andrew Peterson. The second book in his acclaimed Wingfeather Saga, North! Or Be Eaten, went into the ring tonight to contend for the 2010 Christy Award in Young Adult Fiction and emerged victorious.

The Christy Awards honor the best in Christian fiction in nine categories.

From the official announcement:

North! Or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson

In Book Two of the WINGFEATHER SAGA, escape with Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby as they flee north, to the Ice Prairies, where they will be safe from the cruel Fangs of Dang. But first they have to survive the dangers along the way—and the dangers within themselves. Andrew Peterson delivers more breathtaking adventure in this tale for all ages.north

Andrew Peterson is the author of Christy finalist On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, Book One in the WINGFEATHER SAGA, and The Ballad of Matthew’s Begats. He’s also the critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter and recording artist of ten albums. He and his wife live with their two sons and one daughter near Nashville, Tennessee.

(Do I smell a nomination for Jonathan Rogers next year?)

Pete Peterson is the author of the Revolutionary War adventure The Fiddler’s Gun and its sequel Fiddler’s Green. Among the many strange things he’s been in life are the following: U.S Marine air traffic controller, television editor, art teacher and boatwright at the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, and progenitor of the mysterious Budge-Nuzzard. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Jennifer, where he's the Executive Director of the Rabbit Room and Managing Editor of Rabbit Room Press.


  1. Canaan Bound

    And what am I supposed to do ’till Book Three is finished???

    I suppose, in the words of Shankrill the Scotsman, I shall “Wait now, or forever hold these pieces.”

  2. Amy

    Congratulations to Andrew!! Hopefully this award will usher even more readers to the wondrous land of Aerwiar (they need to know what to do should they encounter toothy cows or the dreaded Fangs of Dang!)!

    In all seriousness, it’s a wonderful book and definitely deserving of this award. I can’t wait for number 3!

  3. JJ

    Congrats! It was definitely one of the best books I read last year, along with The Fiddler’s Gun by Andrew’s big (and apparently shorter) brother. Who’d have thought we shared that older but shorter curse with our brothers Pete?

  4. Heather Ivester

    Congratulations, Andrew! I’m going to have to get this book for my son to read. And it looks like we’ll become fans of the whole Wingeather Saga as well! Maybe you can sign our copy at Hutchmoot. 🙂

  5. PaulH

    I am very happy for you and glad to be a fan. Does this mean your going to be stuck up now?

  6. Paula Shaw

    Congratulations Andrew! So many people are rejoicing with you! Hardiest congratulations!

  7. Adam in Flanders

    Congratulations, and well deserved. I can’t wait to see what the third (and subsequent?)instalments have for us. It would be great to have this as an audiobook too, like On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness.

  8. Elliot in Dayton

    I’m amazed at your time management skillz! I haven’t checked out the series yet, but plan on investing in the Part 1 for my next book selection. Where can I find them for sale?

  9. David Dickerson

    Congrats, Andrew!

    The book definitely deserved the award. I’m finishing up reading On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness to my boys, and eagerly anticipating getting them into the second book…

    Thanks for the story. Now finish the third. 🙂

  10. Dustin Scott

    Hold on a second. It said ten albums. I thought I had all of them..
    Carried Along, Clear to Venus, Behold the Lamb of God, Love and Thunder, The Far Country, and Resurrection Letters II and Slug Bugs… What am I missing here?

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