Children's laureate and MBE Julia Donaldson
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Gruffalo author reacts to MBE honour

One of the people to receive an honour from the Queen this year is the well-loved children's author Julia Donaldson.

Donaldson has written hundreds of children's books including the Gruffalo - which came top in a survey of children's favourite books.

Donaldson, who received an MBE, was also made Children's Laureate this week.

She told the BBC she was honoured and flattered by the award.

  • 11 Jun 2011
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