Through the fellowship programme offered by the International Youth Library up to 15 scholars from around the world have the chance to work and research in our reading room. Today we would like to share with you the discoveries of Dr. Myra Garces-Bacsal from Singapore:
Dr. Myra Garces-Bacsal is an Assistan Professor and the Programme Leader of the Masters of Education in High Ability Studies at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Myra is a frequent guest at the International Youth Library and discovers new treasures on each of her stays here.
What did you discover?
I have been coming to visit the IYL since 2015, and one of the things that I often look forward to is discovering unknown-to-me artists and authors whose works have not been published in English-speaking countries. I have fallen deeply in love with the art of French illustrator Emmanuelle Houdart, as she celebrates beauty in the odd, the strange, the peculiar: Weiterlesen
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
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
Am Mittwoch, den 22. Mai 2013 um 19 Uhr haben Sie die großartige Gelegenheit, die diesjährige Gewinnerin einer der wichtigsten internationalen Auszeichnungen für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur, der Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, (kurz: ALMA) persönlich kennenzulernen und aus erster Hand mehr über ihre Arbeit zu erfahren. Die argentinische Illustratorin und Autorin Isol ist im Rahmen einer von der schwedischen Regierung organisierten Preisverleihungswoche zu Gast in der Internationalen Jugendbibliothek (einziger Veranstaltungstermin in Deutschland!)
Nähere Informationen über die Veranstaltung und die Preisträgerin finden Sie im Anhang.
We are happy to present this year’s ALMA awardee Isol. On Wednesday, 22nd of May Isol will pay us a visit. From 7 pm on the German audience has the opportunity to meet Isol in person. Weiterlesen