On the 1st December 2016, the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre announced the winner of The Raisin of The Year for the most extraordinary children`s book of 2016. The jury, which consists of Estonian Children’s Literature Centre’s employees, chose Triinu Laan’s book Vana katkine kass (The Mangy Old Cat, Päike ja Pilv, 2016).
The Mangy Old Cat tells a warm and bright story about what happens to cats and people once they get old and break up. A mysterious, wise and comforting story with stunning art by the talented illustrator Anne Pikkov.
The jury appreciated the choice of the difficult topic as well as the wonderful illustrations by Anne Pikkov. The author and artist received one kilo of raisins in addition to a monetary award.
The Raisin of the Year Award has been given out every year since 2004. It is meant to give recognition for a children’s book that has been published in the previous year and stands out as a whole, or is extraordinary because of its text or illustrations.
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