I always knew I had a brilliant illustrator!
The Dragon Hunters was today announced as one of the finalists in the The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) Awards, which recognise excellence in junior and young adult fiction, illustration, non-fiction and te reo Maori.
On the Herald website today: Convenor of judges and manager of Gisborne district libraries Pene Walsh said librarians had a unique insight into selecting the right books for young people.
"Librarians, parents and booksellers can confidently give any one of the finalists selection to a child knowing without a doubt it is going to be a terrific read," she said.
The book is up for the LIANZA Illustration Award - Russell Clark Award.
Here's the gear on the awards: http://www.lianza.org.nz/news/2013/may/24/2013-lianza-children’s-book-awards-finalists
And here's the Herald story: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10885968
And here's the LIANZA facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LianzaChildrensBookAwards