Yay, Storm in the Barn!

Matt Phelan's spare, creepy graphic novel about the Dust Bowl era has won the 2010 Scott O'Dell award for Historical Fiction!

I was disappointed when others on the Cybils graphic novel committee downplayed this book's impact. It reminded me of The Underneath in the way it put a folktale spin on a realistic place and time. It is really worth a read.

Oh, and the book trailer makes it look even creepier than it actually is. Excellent.