I Am the Cheese

Awards and nominations

I Am the Cheese was named to five annual book lists according to the publisher description of the 20th anniversary edition.[1] It won the 1997 Phoenix Award from the Children's Literature Association as the best English-language children's book that did not win a major award when it was originally published twenty years earlier. It is named for the mythical bird phoenix, which is reborn from its ashes, to suggest the book's rise from obscurity.[2]

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