Jon Klassen’s Children’s Books Are Winners

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Canadian author and illustrator Jon Klassen won the prestigious Caldecott Medal  from the American Library Association this week, the latest in a run of awards that honor his contemporary style.

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The prizewinning This is Not My Hat - about a little fish who steals – is his second tale about head coverings. Klassen’s 2011 I Want My Hat Back won the library association’s Theodor S. Geisel award honoring books for beginning readers. (Below: the bear in the first hat story / click image for a video)

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Klassen also won the Governor General’s Award in 2010 for his illustrations in Cat’s Night Out (below).

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Klassen has gained international acclaim for his illustration and set work, including the design of films such as Neil Gaiman’s Coraline and Kung-Fu Panda with DreamWorks in California.

See a good biographical overview, here.

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