25 June 2010

Aussie wins Kate Greenaway Medal

Australian illustrator Freya Blackwood has won this year's prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for her illustration of the picture book Harry & Hopper. Harry & Hopper is the story of a little boy coming to terms with the death of his dog.

Of this year's winning book, Margaret Pemberton, Chair of the CILIP Kate Greenaway judging panel comments: "In Harry & Hopper, Freya Blackwood excels in her use of muted colour, perspective, and exterior and interior space to give a powerful take on the father-son relationship, and a much-loved pet's death. A sensitive issue for young children is beautifully handled, with Harry's emotions and memories of Hopper expressed visually to great effect."

Click here to visit Freya Blackwood's website and here to search the library catalogue for work by Freya Blackwood.