Hans Christian Andersen Medal
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The Hans Christian Andersen Medal
International Board on Books for Young People - IBBY
Hans Christian Andersen Medals are presented every even numbered year, in March, to an author and an illustrator, living at the time of the nomination, whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature, by the International Board on Books for Young People. The Hans Christian Andersen Awards are the highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children's books.
The Andersen Author's Award has been given since 1956 and the Illustrator's Award since 1966. The Award consists of a gold medal and a diploma, presented at a festive ceremony during the biennial IBBY Congress.
The Awards will be presented to the winners at the opening ceremony of IBBY's 51st Anniversary Jubilee Congress in Basel, Switzerland, 30 September 2003. All are welcome to attend All Inclusive Vacations
Contact information for the
executive committee of IBBY, the organization that selects the Hans Christian
Anderson Medal winners, is: Nonnenweg 12, Postfach, CH-4003
2002 Illustrator: Quentin Blake was chosen as the United Kingdom's first Children's Laureate. Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustrators 1980 for Mr. Magnolia | Hardcover Kurt Maschler Award winner 1990 for All Join In | Out of Print Find it Here
1998 Author: Katherine Paterson (USA) Newbery Medal winner: 1981 Jacob Have I Loved | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | Lesson Plans on CD and 1978 Bridge to Terabithia | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | Lesson Plans on CD
1998 Illustrator: Tomi Ungerer (France) Illustrator Tomi Ungerer created some of the most arresting political art of the Vietnam and civil rights eras.
1996 Author: Uri Orlev (Israel) Illustrator: Klaus Ensikat (Germany)
1994 Author: Michio Mado (Japan) Illustrator: Jörg Müller (Switzerland)
1992 Illustrator: Kveta Pacovska (Czechoslovakia) The Art of Kveta Pacovska | Paperback Author: Virginia Hamilton (United States) M. C. Higgins, the Great | Hardcover | Paperback | Microsoft e-book | Adobe e-book
1988 Author: Annie M. G. Schmidt (Netherlands) Illustrator: Dusan Kallay (Czechoslovakia)
1986 Author: Patricia Wrightson (Australia) Illustrator: Robert Ingpen (Australia)
1984 Author: Christine Nostlinger (Austria) Illustrator: Mitsumasa Anno (Japan)
1982 Author: Lygia Bojunga Nunes (Brazil) Illustrator: Zbigniew Rychlicki (Poland)
1980 Author: Bohumil Ríha (Czechoslovakia) Illustrator: Suekichi Akaba (Japan)
1976 Author: Cecil Bodker (Denmark) Illustrator: Tatjana Mawrina (USSR)
1974 Author: Maria Gripe (Sweden) Illustrator: Farshid Mesghali (Iran)
Illustrator: Maurice Sendak (USA) Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1964 DVD | VHS | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette The Art of Maurice Sendak | Hardcover Sendak has illustrated nearly 100 books.
1968 Authors: James Krüss (West Germany) and José Maria Sanchez-Silva (Spain) Illustrator: Jirí Trnka (Czechoslovakia)
1966 First year that the Hans Christian Andersen Medal was awarded to an illustrator. Author: Tove Jansson (Finland) Illustrator: Alois Carigiet (Switzerland)
1964 Author: René Guillot (France)
1962 Author: Meindert DeJong (USA) The DeJong work The Wheel on The School | Hardcover | Paperback was illustrated by Maurice Sendak and won the John Newbery Medal, 1955. Sendak has illustrated nearly 100 books. The Art of Maurice Sendak | Hardcover
1960 Author: Erich Kästner (West Germany)
1956 Author: Eleanor Farjeon (Great Britain)
Hans Christian Andersen Medal
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