2011 Governor General's Literary Award: Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books

The Governor General's Literary Award: Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books is awarded annually to an author and an illustrator for a children's book written in English.

Ages: 0-17 years

Winners

Ten Birds

Cybèle Young

Ten birds are trying to figure out how to get to the other side of the river. One by one, nine resourceful birds make the crossing until a single bird is left behind.
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Shortlists

Along a Long Road

Frank Viva

Follow the cyclist cruising along the road.

*Fishing with Gubby

Gary Kent

(Ages: 9+) Gubby and Puss face rolling rapids, rough and tumble storms and banks of fog, tussle with a basking shark and a pod of orcas, all while trolling for spring and coho salmon and visiting other fishermen and homesteaders along the way.

*Migrant

Maxine Trottier

(Ages: 6+) Anna, the daughter of migrant farm workers, feels like different animals as she follows her family as they travel looking for work.

The Red Wagon

Renata Liwska

When Lucy gets a new red wagon she wants to play with it immediately, but first she must use it to bring vegetables home from the market for her mother.
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Governor General's Literary Award: Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books

The Governor General's Literary Award: Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books is awarded annually to an author and an illustrator for a children's book written in English.

Ages: 0-17 years