In the spotlight: Dutch children's books nominated for the Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal in the UK
The English translation of the book Lampje by Annet Schaap has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal. It is the first time that a translated book has a chance to win the most prestigious children's literature prize in the United Kingdom. "This middle grade jewel about a lighthouse keeper’s daughter is by turns as satisfyingly dark and light as the best fairy story adventures", said Julia Hale, chair of the Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal. Annet Schaap just visited the Imagine Children's Festival in London and will be at Hay Festival this May.
There is more joyous news, because illustrator Hanneke Siemensma of the Dutch children's book Little Wise Wolf (by author Gijs van der Hammen) has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. The Kate Greenaway Medal is a British literary award that annually recognises distinguished illustration in a book for children. The shortlists for both the Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal 2020 will be announced on 19 March 2020, while the winners will be announced on 17 June 2020. Find an in-depth blog by Julia Hale exploring the longlisted titles here.
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