Discoveries at IYL: Brundibár

During their stay, our fellows make all kinds of discoveries. Let’s see what Thomas Crisp, Assistant Professor at Georgia State University, found:

What did you discover?
A copy of Brundibár signed by both Tony Kushner and Maurice Sendak

Brundibar, signed copy

What should readers know about this item? Why is this item significant in children’s literature?
Kushner and Sendak created the picturebook version of Brundibár at the same time in which they were involved in staging a production of the opera (written by Hans Kráska) at the Chicago Opera Theater. Sendak, who was working on the designs for the opera, requested Kushner write an English-language adaptation of Adolf Hoffmeister’s libretto and, later, the text for this picturebook. Weiterlesen

Frank Cottrell Boyce recieves James Krüss Award 2015!

Announcement / Press Release

Frank Cottrell Boyce will receive the James Krüss Award for international children’s and youth literature 2015! His German translator, Salah Naoura, will also be honoured.

To his readers, Boyce’ wit, pace and facility with language are consistent proof that “story telling can add to the self-discovery of each individual, but also to the memory of a society”. Weiterlesen