Petr Sís receives prestigious children’s book award
Czech-American writer and illustrated Petr Sís was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen award on Saturday as an illustrator whose work has made a lasting contribution to children’s literature. The Hans Christian Andersen Award, given out by Swiss-based International Board on Books for Young People, is the highest international recognition for authors and illustrators of children's books. Mr Sís has joined the ranks of famous children’s books authors such as Astred Lindgren, Tove Jansson and three Czech illustrators who received the award in 1968, 1980 and 1992. The two of the books written and illustrated by Petr Sís that made him famous in the Czech Republic are The Three Golden Keys and The Wall, both were published in both English and Czech.