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January 12th, 2016, 1:13 pm #11

Bloß ein Língshān wrote:I recently found this terrific blog, http://tygertale.com

The infinite scroll and overall design make the information easily accessible, as well as tempting me to lose an entire day--browsing years worth of quality posts.
thanks Bloss, it's a beautiful site, i've a sister and niece who will surely love it
I only think, if that is the name for this vertiginous panic as of hornets smoked out of their nests, once a certain degree of terror has been exceeded
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January 13th, 2016, 12:22 am #12

?He wishes he had never entered the funhouse. But he has. Then he wishes he were dead. But he's not. Therefore he will construct funhouses for others and be their secret operator--though he would rather be among the lovers for whom funhouses are designed.?
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January 13th, 2016, 1:08 am #13

Glad you two liked the site! Some other sites of note:

(Japanese children's books) https://ihatov.wordpress.com/
(An overall stellar blog from a graduate of the phd program in children's lit at Cambridge) http://www.clementinebeauvais.com/eng/
(Vintage picture books) http://www.vintagechildrensbooksmykidloves.com/
(A great selection of 10 culturally significant (and high quality) books from Netherlands) http://www.letterenfonds.nl/en/publicat ... om-holland

I would also seek out The Swan’s Child by Sjoerd Kuyper (you can see the cover here at another good blog: http://litkidz.com/swans-child_childrens_book). I easily see why this book (actually three books collected in one volume for English) is polarising, and most have spoken negatively about it, in the same way that your telling a thrilling, passionate, tear-drenched dream to a friend may not elicit the same emotions in said friend. This is Rorschach book, which is not to say it's indecipherable - there are plenty of simple-to-understand symbols - but passages resonate, or they sink. It's short; so give it a shot.

Funhouse - I need to read his work. He comes up all the time in my internet sojourns. I thought he was much older, having won the Astrid, but it looks as though the jury has alternated old/young/organisation. Crazy he's your neighbor. Do you two grab a pint and shoot the breeze? You've also met the other Australian laureate, Sonya Hartnett...Were you friends with Patricia Wrightson, too?
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January 13th, 2016, 1:17 am #14

Bloß ein Língshān wrote: Funhouse - I need to read his work. He comes up all the time in my internet sojourns. I thought he was much older, having won the Astrid, but it looks as though the jury has alternated old/young/organisation. Crazy he's your neighbor. Do you two grab a pint and shoot the breeze? You've also met the other Australian laureate, Sonya Hartnett...Were you friends with Patricia Wrightson, too?
No, never had a pint with Shaun, more's the pity. But another friend of mine, Nicki Greenberg, who also does graphic novels and picture books (more the latter over the past five years since she's had her own kids), knows him well (he launched one of her books). Yeah, neither Shaun nor Sonya are very old for having won the Astrid. Both in their forties. And no, don't know Patricia Wrightson...
?He wishes he had never entered the funhouse. But he has. Then he wishes he were dead. But he's not. Therefore he will construct funhouses for others and be their secret operator--though he would rather be among the lovers for whom funhouses are designed.?
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January 18th, 2016, 4:46 am #15



If all you see above is a hat, you need to read more.
Don't take life so serious, son. It ain't nohow permanent.
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January 28th, 2016, 4:17 am #17

Apologies for the double post, but separate issue (perhaps new topic would be more appropriate?).

The biennial shortlists for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards are up. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award website also has its page for this year's announcement. A neat feature is that both awards list the nominees (215 candidates for Astrid and HCAA has 28 authors and 29 illustrators.
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April 4th, 2016, 6:30 pm #18

The Hans Christian Andersen Awards were announced earlier today. Cao Wenxuan won the writer portion, Rotraut Susanne Berner the illustrator.
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April 6th, 2016, 5:07 pm #19

And the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award was announced yesterday: Meg Rosoff.
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October 21st, 2016, 4:33 pm #20

The nominees for the ALMA 2017 award are now available! http://alma.se/Documents/2016/Nominated ... s_2017.pdf

I'm hoping this year doesn't go to an organization (as much as it helps...much prefer potential of discovering new authors...).

I'm actually shocked at how barren Germany, Japan, and China are.
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