Following on from the announcement of our shortlist a few weeks ago, IBBY Ireland is delighted to reveal the four titles that have been nominated for the Honour List.
Read on for a short extract of the citation accompanying each nominee...
Irelandopedia (John and Fatti Burke), nominated for illustration:
Bold and wonderfully witty illustrations keep the text wonderfully lively, while their deceptive simplicity are an invitation to budding artists to reach for their drawing material.
A Lonely Note (Kevin Stevens), nominated for writing:
Peace and violence, faith and mistrust, thriller and literary fiction – this is a supreme story of a young man caught between two worlds.
Ná Gabh ar Scoil! (Myra Zepf & Tarsila Kruse), nominated in the Irish language category:
A witty and humorous take on the classic ‘starting school’ story that has something for everyone.
Wherever It Is Summer (Tamara Bach, translated by Siobhán Parkinson), nominated for translation:
Beautifully translated by Siobhán Parkinson, this touching story of the power of friendship is now available to readers in English.
Congrats to all!
To find out more about the Honour List, head over here.