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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The Whales' Song (1990)

Written by Dyan Sheldon

Illustrated by Gary Blythe

Her grandmother's tales of the beautiful, enchanting whales' song that once filled the ocean leads Lily on a wondrous journey of imagination....

Lilly listens to her grandmother's tales of whales and longs to hear the creatures' powerful songs for herself. This eloquent book celebrates the extraordinary relationship between a young girl and the whales that do eventually sing for her. This book is recommended for children ages 4 and up. (Copyright © Red Fox/Random House. All rights reserved.)

Source:  The Random House Group UK.

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