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The Hans Christian Andersen Medal

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Hans Christian Andersen Medal award winners

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 Basel, Switzerland
Tel [int. +4161] 272 29 17, Fax [int. +4161] 272 27 57, E-mail: ibby@eye.ch

2002 Author: Aidan Chambers, who previously won the 1999 Caldecott Medal for Postcards From No Man's Land | Hardcover

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

2000 Author: Ana Maria Machado (Brazil) Illustrator: Anthony Browne*(UK)

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

1990 Author: Tormod Haugen (Norway) Illustrator: Lisbeth Zwerger (Austria) The Art of Lisbeth Zwerger | Paperback

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)

1978 Author: Paula Fox (USA) 1974 Newbery Medal for The Slave Dancer | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | Lesson Plans on CD | Study Guides; Illustrator:  Otto S. Svend (Denmark)

1976 Author: Cecil Bodker (Denmark) Illustrator: Tatjana Mawrina (USSR)

1974 Author: Maria Gripe (Sweden) Illustrator: Farshid Mesghali (Iran)

1972 Author: Scott O'Dell (USA) Newbery Medal 1961: Island of the Blue Dolphins | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | Audiobook ; Illustrator: Spang Olsen (Denmark)

1970 Author: Gianni Rodari (Italy) The Grammar of Fantasy: An Introduction to the Art of Inventing Stories | Hardcover | Paperback

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)

1958 Author: Astrid Lindgren (Sweden) Creator of Pippi Longstocking | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | Large Print

1956 Author: Eleanor Farjeon (Great Britain)

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