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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Crazy Hair (2009)

Written by Neil Gaiman

Illustrated by Dave McKean

"In my hair

Gorillas leap,

Tigers stalk,

And ground sloths sleep.

Prides of lions

Make their lair

Somewhere in my crazy hair." 

This book is recommended for children ages 4 and up. (Copyright © HarperCollins. All rights reserved.)

Source:  HarperCollins Publishers.

Neil Richard Gaiman was born 10 November 1960. He is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, Newbery Medal, and Carnegie Medal in Literature. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work.

In the early 1980s, Gaiman pursued journalism, conducting interviews and writing book reviews. After forming a friendship with comic book writer Alan Moore, Gaiman started writing comic books, picking up Marvelman after Moore finished his run on the series. In a collaboration with author Terry Pratchett (best known for his series of Discworld novels), Gaiman's first novel Good Omens was published in 1990. He wrote reviews for different publishers, comics for DC and Marvel, novels like Anansi Boys and American Gods, juvenile and young adults like Coraline and The Graveyard Book, short stories in which some are collected in Smoke and Mirrors and occasional films and movies like Dave McKean's Mirrormask and the Neverwhere TV series.

For more information on Neil Gaiman and his works, visit his website at http://www.neilgaiman.com.

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