There have been lots of news since our last note here. It is high time for the updates!
The Canadian edition of How Does a Lighthouse Work?
by Roman Belyaev (Comment fonctionne un phare
, translated by Luba Markovskaia) published in French by Éditions de La Pastèque is nominated for a prestigious award – The Prix Sorcières
2021, the category – Carrément Sorcières, Non fiction. It is an annual literary prize awarded in France since 1986 to works of children’s literature. The winner will be selected by a professional jury - the ALSJ (Association des Librairies Spécialisées Jeunesse) and the ABF (Association des Bibliothécaires de France) – and will be announced in spring 2021. Fingers crossed!
In 2019 the English edition of How Does a Lighthouse Work? won the "Best Information Book" award at the STEAM Children’s Book Prize and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal.
The rights are sold to English, French, German, Swedish, Simplified Chinese.