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Winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013 The judges described the book as a "visual treat, full of mood and atmosphere, the beautiful illustrations are full of detail and perfectly in keeping with the story. The use of scale, with the big dog pushing the text off the page, is clever. A timeless, thought-provoking book about facing up to anxiety, fears, and the black dog that visits some of us from time-to-time."
The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013 shortlist:
• Lunchtime by Rebecca Cobb
• Again! by Emily Gravett
• Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton
• I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
• Pirates 'n' Pistols by Chris Mould
• King Jack And The Dragon by Helen Oxenbury (illustrator) and Peter Bently (author)
• Black Dog by Levi Pinfold
• Just Ducks! by Salvatore Rubbino (illustrator) and Nicola Davies (author)
The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards. Often described by authors and illustrators as 'the one they want to win' - they are the gold standard in children's literature.
The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.
A black dog appears outside the Hope family's home. As each member of the household sees it and hides, the dog grows bigger and bigger. Only Small, the youngest Hope, has the courage to face the Black Dog. When it chases her through the forest she shows no fear, so it grows smaller and smaller. Finally, back to the size of a normal hound, the Black Dog is welcomed into the Hope household as their newest addition.
|Publication date:||1st August 2012|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
Winner of the Bronze Plaque Biennale for Illustration in Bratislava 2015. Levi Pinfold graduated from University Collge Falmouth in 2006. He is currently a Freelance Author and Illustrator working in Bristol. He was chosen one of the Booktrust Best New Illlustrators of 2011. On his win at the BIB 2015 the judges said 'Magic realist and enigmatic story telling full of detail, persuades the reader to revisit each page. Pinfold creates an eerie and enigmatic tale in a setting reminiscent of the outback of the ‘New-Worlds’ in the first half of the twentieth century.'More About Levi Pinfold