Annal: 2004 Golden Kite Picture Book Illustration Award

Results of the Golden Kite Award in the year 2004.

Book:The Mysterious Collection of Dr. David Harleyson

The Mysterious Collection of Dr. David Harleyson

Jean Cassels

Beloved children’s characters come to life through a puzzle in paintings.

The eccentric traveler and world-renowned painter, Dr. David Harleyson, has disappeared, and it is up to his young nephew to find him! By unraveling the clues on the backs of Dr. David’s most recent paintings, his nephew is able to piece together his uncle’s incredible around-the-world journey.

What do the most popular creatures from Mother Goose, Grimm, and Aesop — immortalized in Dr. David’s breathtakingly lifelike portraits — have to do with his year-long adventure? Where has Dr. David been, and what will become of him?

The mystery awaits, and only by following the clues can you discover the tale behind the mysterious collection of Dr. David Harleyson!

Book:When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer

When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer

Loren Long

Leave time for wonder.

Walt Whitman’s When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer is an enduring celebration of the imagination. Here, Whitman’s wise words are beautifully recast by New York Times #1 best-selling illustrator Loren Long to tell the story of a boy’s fascination with the heavens. Toy rocket in hand, the boy finds himself in a crowded, stuffy lecture hall. At first he is amazed by the charts and the figures. But when he finds himself overwhelmed by the pontifications of an academic, he retreats to the great outdoors and does something as universal as the stars themselves…he dreams.

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