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Archie and the Bear selected for International catalogue: White Ravens

Good news! Archie and the Bear has been selected for the “White Ravens” catalogue 2018, to be launched at Bologna Book Fair next year.

This means it has been selected by the International Youth Library to be included in their annual catalogue of book recommendations in the field of international children’s and youth literature. This year’s catalogue contains 200 titles in 38 languages from 59 countries.

Each year the language specialists at the International Youth Library in Germany, select newly published books from around the world that they consider to be especially noteworthy. This list of books is compiled into the annual White Ravens Catalogue, which is introduced each year at the Bologna (Italy) Children’s Book Fair. The White Raven label is given to books that deserve worldwide attention because of their universal themes and/or their exceptional and often innovative artistic and literary style and design.


And this is a snippet of what they said about Archie and the Bear: “Without even the slightest hint of preachy-ness, “Archie and the Bear” challenges readers to ponder the importance of being open-minded, of carefully listening to others, and of accepting people – and other creatures – for what they (say they) are. In his vigorous illustrations, renowned artist David Mackintosh plays with different media, contrasting sizes, and varying perspectives to highlight the story’s peculiar rhythm. Pictures, text, and overall design create a seamless unity that easily draws readers into the tale.”

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