Absolutely thrilled to announce that two book on my portfolio have won the German Children’s Literature Award 2020!
Will Gmehling’s OUTDOOR POOL in the children’s fiction category and David Böhm’s A IS FOR ANTARCTICA in the non-fiction category!
Here are the links to the jury’s statements:
Excerpt: “The special feature of this story is the depiction of the family: solidarity, mutual support and understanding for each other are so natural that one wants to be friends with the Bukowskis immediately. The fact that this is told without pathos, without much fuss, but still exciting is the great merit of this outstanding children’s novel.”
Excerpt: “The approach and artistic design of the topic are also unusual and groundbreaking: in an impressive variety of text types and design techniques, which skilfully combine photographs, maps, comic elements, infographics and illustrations on double and fold-out pages, biological, historical, geographical and political factual knowledge is presented as well as philosophical intellectual games and experiences that the artist collected on his journey to the South Pole. It is not least this personal level and the sincere respect for his subject matter that make this non-fiction book so special.”
Click on the covers to go the full-detailed post on each of these books: