Greenaway Medal Awardees

The Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded annually for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people that is first published in the U.K. It was established in 1955, for distinguished illustration in a book for children. It is named after the popular nineteenth century artist known for her fine children's illustrations and designs. The medal is awarded by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals which inherited it from the Library Association.
Source: http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk. All rights reserved.

This particular collection includes some notable winners of Greenaway Medal and shortlisted books from the year 1987 to 2012.

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Black Ships Before Troy (1993)

Written by Rosemary Sutcliff

Illustrated by Alan Lee

The Story of the Iliad

Homer's epic poem, The Illiad, is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. In it, the abduction of the legendary beauty, Helen of Troy, leads to a conflict in which even the gods and goddesses take sides and intervene. It is in the Trojan War that the most valiant heroes of the ancient world are pitted against one another. Here Hectore, Ajax, Achilles, and Odysseus meet their most formidable challenges and in some casas their tragic ends.

Rosemary Sutcliff makes such extraordinary stories as those of those Trojan horse, of Aphrodite and the golden apple, and of the fearsome warrior women Amazons, accessible to contemporary young people. This book is recommended for young adults ages 12 and up. (Copyright © Laurel Leaf/Random House. All rights reserved.)

Source:  Penguin Random House Company.

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