Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hurray for Shaun Tan!

Shaun Tan, author and illustrator of the acclaimed wordless book "The Arrival," won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award recently, an award described as the Nobel Prize of children's literature.

Here is an interesting interview of him from SPIEGEL

New Arrival : What makes our world a little more awesome?

An Awesome Book! by Dallas Clayton

 of Magic watermelon boats and Musical baboons...

" Close your eyes my child and DREAM
that perfect Dream inside your head"

"My name is Dallas Clayton. I wrote a book for my son about the idea of dreaming big and never giving up. I put it online and my whole life changed forever. Because of this I started a Foundation to give away one book for every copy of An Awesome Book I sell. Now I write children's books for a living, travel the world reading to kids, and spend my days having magical adventures."

Dallas Clayton

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