2016 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

Tokyo Digs a Garden

Jon-Erik Lappano

In a sprawling metropolis where glass, steel, pavement and concrete have long since encroached, a boy lifts free a paving stone to plants three magic seeds.
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Shortlists

A Hungry Lion or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals

Lucy Ruth Cummins

We start with a hungry lion, and thirteen other animals. These numbers keep changing. The pictures are sometimes vibrant and cheerful, and sometimes dark.

Ooko

Esmé Shapiro

The foxes in town always seem to be playing with their two-legged friends, the Debbies. Maybe if Ooko tries to look like the other foxes, one of the Debbies will play with him too.

The Branch

Mireille Messier

A tree branch breaks and falls during an ice storm. A girl wants to keep the branch forever because she sees the branch as something more.
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*The White Cat and the Monk

Jo Ellen Bogart

(Ages: 6+) A monk and his cat lead simple lives. As night turns to dawn, Pangur leads his companion to the truth he has been seeking.

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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