The Kate Greenaway Medal and Guernsey Cow

And the winner of The Kate Greenaway Medal is…….Jim Kay, the illustrator of A Monster Calls.  Congratulations to Jim and Patrick Ness! It is the first time ever that one book won both The Carnegie and the Kate Greenaway Medal and it couldn’t be for a better book than this one.A Monster Calls is very special book in many ways. CILIP has a very good website, so if you would like to hear more about the book from the winning writer Patrick Ness – click here. Here is Jim Kay talking about his work on the book – click. Here are some of Jim’s illustrations from the book

and here are the two winners.

The photo was taken by Martin Pope for Telegraph.  The prize ceremony took place on Thursday at the Barbican Centre in London. It was a really nice day. Jim and Patrick made great speeches. It was so obvious that they are just a perfect team. Both talked about the government’s lack of support for libraries. They also mentioned how amazing is their (and my) publisher Walker Books and how nice it is to work with people who are professional and absolutely devoted to what they do. Let’s not forget the fact, that five books shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal are published by Walker Books! Also two books shortlisted for The Carnegie Medal are Walker too.

The ceremony was good and very well organised. There were also short films about each nominated book. Here is a film about “Puffin Peter” and the other shortlisted books.

Well, that’s all about The Kate Greenaway Medal. Congratulations to Jim and Patrick once again, they definitely deserved to win!

I’m now packing to go to Guernsey. I’ve been invited to paint a cow. Here is an article from Isle News.  I’m looking forward to it! I like painting cows.

This is the cow I’m going to paint

and this is  how I would like the cow to be.

I’m wondering myself how the cow will look at the end, because I’m planning to work with children from Amhurst School in St.Peter Port and it depends a lot on them how the cow will look. I’m quite confident, because children do the best drawings anyway.

More about cows next week.



One response to “The Kate Greenaway Medal and Guernsey Cow

  1. andra

    I am interested in the photograph of the Guernsey Cow. i would like to obtain this coloured image and wondered if it is printed on hardboard, size 600 x 522. and it’s price, please.

    thank you