Honor roll: Kate Greenaway Medal

Each of these books has been nominated for a Kate Greenaway Medal. They are ranked by honors received.

Book:Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll, Helen Oxenbury

An unabridged edition with new illustrations by Helen Oxenbury.

For over a hundred years, Lewis Carroll's classic story of logic and lunacy has delighted young and old alike. More abundantly illustrated than previous editions, this award-winning interpretation is full of warmth and humour. The whole approach is contemporary and accessible: Alice herself is a child of today - casually dressed, personable, spirited. In Helen Oxenbury's hands, the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland is a wondrous place indeed! One of the most talked about children's books of 1999, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland won the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award.

Book:Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

Helen Cooper

A story focusing on friendship and sharing. Cat, Duck and Squirrel live in an old white cabin. Every day Cat slices up some pumpkin, Squirrel stirs in some water and Duck tips in some salt to make perfect pumpkin soup. Everybody seems happy until the day Duck wants to do the stirring.

Book:When Jessie Came Across the Sea

When Jessie Came Across the Sea

Amy Hest, P. J. Lynch

Set at the turn of the 19th century, this is the story of Jessie who lives with her grandmother in a poor village. Their life is simple, but happy. Then one day, the village rabbi receives a ticket to America and decides that Jessie should be the one to go. The story of her journey unfolds.

Book:The Baby Who Wouldn't Go to Bed

The Baby Who Wouldn't Go to Bed

Helen Cooper

By the author of The Bear under the Stairs and Little Monster Did It!. This is a story about a Baby who wouldn't go to bed. "Bedtime!" said the Mother. "NO!" said the Baby.

The Baby wants to stay up all night. So he revs up his car and sets off on an adventure. Before long, he finds himself all alone in a sleepy land. But there is someone else who's not asleep... someone who loves the Baby very much.

A magical book whose soft yet sparkling artwork perfectly captures the twilight world of a small child, determined not to go to sleep.

Book:The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

Susan Wojciechowski, P. J. Lynch

Jonathan Toomey is the best woodcarver in the valley. He is a gruff, cold man - but no one is aware of the grief he has for the family he lost years ago. Then one day in early winter, the widow McDowell comes to call. Would Mr Toomey carve a set of nativity figures for her son Thomas in time for Christmas? When, reluctantly, he agrees, Jonathan Toomey's Christmas miracle begins.

Book:Way Home

Way Home

Libby Hathorn, Gregory Rogers

It's night and the dark is filled with strange sounds as Shane makes his way home. On a fence he finds a stray cat that at first growls and spits at him. But Shane talks and strokes the kitten to calmness, and decides to take the 'Spitfire, Kitten Number One,' home with him. No gang of boys, or avenue of dense traffic, or fierce dog can stop Shane carrying his new found friend to the place he calls home. Greg Rogers' sensitive use of charcoal and pastel create Shane and his cat in splendid city-at-night time scenes.

Book:Black Ships Before Troy

Black Ships Before Troy

Rosemary Sutcliff, Alan Lee

An illustrated recreation of the siege of Troy, drawn from the tale of the "Iliad", made accessible to children while retaining the drama and beauty of the Homeric epic. Included are a list of sources and a pronunciation guide.

Book:Zoo

Zoo

Anthony Browne

Two brothers and their parents spend a day at the zoo, looking at the animals in the cages - or is it that the animals are watching the visitors? This winner of the 1993 Kate Greenaway Medal is a teasing examination of the relationship between man and animals, and the role of zoos.

Book:The Jolly Christmas Postman

The Jolly Christmas Postman

Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg

It's Christmas Eve and the Jolly Postman is delivering greetings to various fairy-tale characters - there's a card for baby bear, a get well jigsaw for hospitalized Humpty Dumpty and four more surprise envelopes containing letters and cards.

Book:The Whales' Song

The Whales' Song

Dyan Sheldon, Gary Blythe

Enthralled by her grandmother's story of seeing and hearing whales singing in the sea long ago, Lilly hopes to see them herself and to hear their mysterious songs.

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