Isol wins Astrid Lindgren award

The world’s largest award for children’s literature has been won by a picture book illustrator whose work ‘exposes the absurdities of the adult world’   read more from the Guardian or check out It’s useful to have a duck: It’s useful to have a boy at your nearest library

Argentinian illustrator Isol has beaten The Hungry Caterpillar’s creator Eric Carle and War Horse author Michael Morpurgo to win the world’s largest award for children’s literature, the SEK5m (£500,000) Astrid Lindgren memorial award.

Given annually by the Swedish government to an individual or organisation working “in the spirit of Astrid Lindgren” to “safeguard democratic values”, there were 207 candidates from around the world competing for this year’s prize.

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