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Another impressive nomination for The Unforgotten Coat!

November 8, 2013

We are very proud to announce that The Unforgotten Coat – the book written especially for The Reader Organisation by award winning author, screenwriter and patron of TRO  Frank Cottrell Boyce – has been nominated for the prestigious 2014 IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) international Honour List.The IBBY awards are published every two years to celebrate and raise awareness of excellence in children’s books. The Unforgotten Coat is one of three books nominated for this award and the nominations are as follows:

  • For writing: Frank Cottrell Boyce, The Unforgotten Coat, Walker Books, 2011.
  • For illustration: Sarah Garland, Azzi in Between, Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 2012.
  • For translation: Howard Curtis, In The Sea There Are Crocodiles, Random House/David Fickling Books, 2012 (author: Fabio Geda)

The above books are written from the perspective of young people, while exploring challenging themes experienced by characters in the books, such as displacement and hostility. The Unforgotten Coat tells a story of two Mongolian brothers as they begin a new school in Merseyside before being forced back to their home country. This moving story has impressed judges and readers all over and has recently won the category of Children’s Book at The German Children’s Literature Awards.

We are so grateful to Frank for creating  The Unforgotten Coat, a fabulous treasure of a book, and we’re really excited at the prospect of it reaching more and more individuals following this nomination! Well done Frank!

 

 

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