Annal: 1996 Golden Kite Picture Book Illustration Award

Results of the Golden Kite Award in the year 1996.

Book:Market Day

Market Day

Eve Bunting, Holly Berry

Market Day…is the best day of the month, if you ask Tess. There are pigs, chickens, and sheep to see, gob stoppers and cherry lips to eat, a lace-stealing goat to watch, and more. Baba-Ali is swallowing the swords, Nuts, the organ grinder’s monkey, is up to mischief, and Madame Savanna will predict the future—for only half a penny! Market Day is wonderful, but is it long enough?

Inspired by memories of her childhood, Eve Bunting’s text conveys all the charm of a very big day in a small Irish village. Holly Berry’s joyous illustrations are the perfect complement.Thursday is market day in Tess’ small village, and the excitement begins when Father gives her a Market day penny to spend.

Together with her best friend Wee Boy, Tess explores the wondrous rollicking grounds. Eve Bunting and Holly Berry have created a boisterous, exuberant tribute to an Irish marketplace: a blaze of colors and sights that will awaken all five senses.

Book:Minty

Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman

Alan Schroeder, Jerry Pinkney

This beautifully written book, illustrated by four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Jerry Pinkney, makes the story of Harriet Tubman's childhood accessible to very young readers. As a young slave, nicknamed "Minty," Harriet Tubman was a feisty and stubborn girl with a dream of escape, and whose rebellious spirit often got her into trouble. Pinkney's expressive illustrations bring every emotion to brilliant life-from troubled sorrow to spirited hope for freedom.

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