Klaus Flugge Prize 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize 2017

The Winner of the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize is The Journey by Francesca Sanna! Chair of the judges, and our own expert reviewer, Julia Eccleshare said: ‘Francesca’s subject in The Journey is war and its devastating effect on families caught up in it. Through words and pictures working perfectly together she tells her story in a way that will move all readers whatever their age.'  Established in 2016, the Klaus Flugge Prize is awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s book illustration. It honours publisher Klaus Flugge, founder of children’s publisher Andersen Press and a supremely influential figure in picture books.



2017 Winner and Shortlisted Titles

The Journey
Francesca Sanna
Winner for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | Winner of the UKLA 2017 Book Award | Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 and awarded the Amnesty CILIP Honour | A powerful picturebook which teacher judges described as “taking... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/04/2016
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First Snow
Bomi Park
Shortlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize Look out. Now look up. From the sky one flake falls, then another. And just like that—it's snowing. Originally published in South Korea in 2012. Featured in:
Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2016
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Hannah and Sugar
Kate Berube
Shortlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize One day Sugar goes missing, and Hannah joins the search to help her classmate recover her pet. Featured in:
Format: Hardback | Released 04/04/2016
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Reader ReviewedLittle Red
Bethan Woollvin
Shortlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | Of all fairy tales, the story of Little Red Hood is the one that seems to speak most directly to today's audience, and to lend itself most readily to modern reinvention. It's... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2017
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Hector and Hummingbird
Nicholas John Frith
Winner of the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, an important new illustration prize for children's books. Hector the bear likes a bit of peace and quiet, but his best friend Hummingbird just can't stop talking. What's to do? With its retro... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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2016 Winner

The Museum of Me
Emma Lewis
Shortlisted for the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize | September 2016 Debut of the Month This quirky, unusual and inspiring book follows a little girl on a journey of discovery in a variety of museums. ‘Everyone says I'm going to love... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Julia Eccleshare, chair of the judges: ‘The Klaus Flugge Prize is all about celebrating picture book illustration and putting exciting new talent in the spotlight. We are delighted to be announcing the shortlist live at this very special Foyles event and to have such a stellar panel of speakers. This will be an unmissable event for all those interested in children’s picture book illustration.’

The 2017 Winner and Shortlisted books:

The Klaus Flugge Prize was founded to honour publisher Klaus Flugge, a supremely influential figure in picture books, who this year celebrates the 40th anniversary of his publishing house Andersen Press. Klaus Flugge discovered and nurtured many of today's most distinguished illustrators including Chris Riddell, fellow judge Tony Ross, and David McKee, creator of Elmer the Elephant.

Mark Hendle, Managing Director of Andersen Press said, ‘Over his long career, Klaus has discovered and nurtured countless talented illustrators, and it is extremely fitting that he has decided to establish a prize that recognises and celebrates exciting new talent in children's illustrated books.’

The judges for the 2017 prize are

Axel Scheffler, multi-million selling illustrator of The Gruffalo;

Nicolette Jones, children’s books editor of the Sunday Times;

Tamara Macfarlane, owner of Tales on Moon Lane children’s bookshop;

and last year’s winner Nicholas John Frith.

The panel will be chaired by our own expert reviewer and children's books editor of the Guardian Julia Eccleshare.

The winner of the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize for the most exciting and promising newcomer to children’s picture book illustration was Nicholas John Frith for Hector and Hummingbird.

Judge, Chris Riddell said ‘We were particularly impressed with the way Nicholas John Frith creates the characters of Hector and Hummingbird through his illustrations, and the relationship between them is completely convincing. It’s certainly a very stylish book to look at, but the characterisation won it for us. Children will love these two heroes, it’s a book with heart!’

The 2017 winner will be announced in September and the winning illustrator will receive a cheque for £5,000.

Find more information www.andersenpress.co.uk/KlausFluggePrize


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