Annal: 2002 Kate Greenaway Medal

Results of the Kate Greenaway Medal in the year 2002.

Book:Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child

Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child

Bob Graham

Annabelle's dad says she'll never find fairies in cement and weeds. But Annabelle does. She finds a tiny fairy child, Jethro Byrde, and his family, who are on their way to the Fairy Travellers' Picnic. And together, they spend a magical afternoon.

Book:Albert Le Blanc

Albert Le Blanc

Nick Butterworth

An uplitfting story about a bear without a smile A very sad-looking French bear has arrived in the toy shop. His name is Albert le Blanc. The other toys plan a special show to cheer him up. Albert keeps trying to tell the toys he's not sad - he just has a sad face - but they are too busy with their show... Jack-in-a-box leaps around, Pickle the mouse tries to tell a joke (but forgets the ending) and Sally the hippo puts on her bright red lipstick and performs a ballet. But, Sally's ballet moves aren't quite as graceful as intended and she falls on top of Albert, planting a big kiss right on his mouth. And when Albert gets up again he has a huge red lipstick grin all over his face. Everyone laughs and laughs... especially Albert le Blanc!

Book:The Cockerel and the Fox

The Cockerel and the Fox

Helen Ward

Favourite animal tales and fables retold and illustrated in Helen Ward's inimitable style.

Book:The Kiss That Missed

The Kiss That Missed

David Melling

The king was in a hurry and blew his son a bedtime kiss…but it missed! A knight is sent to the depths of the forest to locate the precious kiss.

Book:The Man on the Moon

The Man on the Moon

Simon Bartram

This witty book takes a good look at a day in the life of Bob. Find out what he does on the moon; cleaning and tidying, welcoming visitors, performing tricks for tourists and much more. He knows almost everything there is to know about the moon, and he's absolutely sure that there's no such thing as aliens. But there's something going on behind his back that he hasn't spotted...



Giles Andreae, Nick Sharratt

Before you know it, this book will have you singing and dancing and waving your knickers in the air! A celebration of PANTS - for everyone who wears them. and everyone who doesn't!

Book:That Pesky Rat

That Pesky Rat

Lauren Child

A riotous and touching tale of a homeless brown rat by a Kate Greenaway Award winner. Sometimes when Rat is tucked into his crisp packet, he looks up at all the cosy windows and wonders what it would be like to live with creature comforts, to belong to somebody. To be an actual pet. A charming story with a hilarious twist and the inimitable stylish illustrations of Lauren Child.

Book:Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?

Lauren Child

Have you ever fallen into a storybook? Well, if you do, just make sure it isn't a fairy tale! Because in every one there is a 'wicked this, an evil that and a hungry somebody.' Find out what happens to Herb when he falls into a fairy tale!

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