Annal: 2004 Kate Greenaway Medal

Results of the Kate Greenaway Medal in the year 2004.

Book:Jonathan Swift's Gulliver

Jonathan Swift's Gulliver

Martin Jenkins, Chris Riddell

First published in 1726, this magnificent edition of Jonathan Swift's classic adventure story contains all four of Gulliver's extraordinary voyages.

Award-winning author Martin Jenkins has skilfully adapted the original novel, remaining true to its tone and humour while making it accessible to younger readers. In this, he is brilliantly assisted by Kate Greenaway Medallist Chris Riddell, who brings to life the people, creatures and kingdoms of Swift's searing imagination in wonderful panoramic detail.

Book:The Boat

The Boat

Helen Ward, Ian Andrew

An old man, wary of other people, looks after many neglected and strange animals on his lonely hill-top shack. Across the valley, the townspeople are fearful of the old man. When a huge deluge of rain turns the man's hill into an island, the actions of one brave boy save the man and his animals, and bring harmony to the valley.

Book:Dougal's Deep-Sea Diary

Dougal's Deep-Sea Diary

Simon Bartram

Dougal is unable to see what's going on behind his back. Count the hidden mermaids and mermen guiding Dougal on his search for the lost city of Atlantis.

Book:Guess Who's Coming For Dinner?

Guess Who's Coming For Dinner?

Cathy Tincknell, John Kelly

Horace and Glenda Pork-Fowler hav one an "all-you-can-eat" weekend at Eatum Hall—a dream come true for the pair for whom no plate is too big. However, their greed and desire to make the most of their luxurious surroundings distract them from the true purpose of why they are there! Ages 5+.

Book:Michael Rosen's Sad Book

Michael Rosen's Sad Book

Michael Rosen, Quentin Blake

Who is sad? Sad is anyone. It comes along and finds you.

We all have sad stuff. What makes Michael Rosen sad is thinking about his son, Eddie, who died. In this book he writes about his sadness, how it affects him, and some of the things he does to try to cope with it.

Book:One More Sheep

One More Sheep

Mij Kelly, Russell Ayto

Sam has ten sheep, and he has to be sure, that he's fetched them all in, from the wild windy moor. To do this, Sam has to count them...but everyone knows counting sheep tires you out and sends you to sleep! How will he know that the knock on the door isn't a lost lamb but a wolf when he can't count up to ten!

Book:The Whisperer

The Whisperer

Nick Butterworth

A feline 'West Side Story' from the creator of Albert le Blanc, Q Pootle 5 and the best-selling Percy the Park Keeper series. An edgy new picture book from the renowned creator of Percy the Park Keeper. Featuring an exciting new style of illustration and a thought-provoking plot, this stunning picture book is set to become a firm favourite.

Two gangs of cats live in a scrap yard on the edge of the city. When they're not eating or sleeping, they're fighting, and that's just how The Whisperer likes it. He's a rat, and if he can keep the cats going after each other, they'll leave him and his kind alone. But just maybe, things in the scrap yard are about to change for the better. Or as The Whisperer sees it...for the worse...

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