March 24, 2010
Kitty Crowther has just been awarded the Astrid Lindgren Award, so it's a great day now for Picture Book Makers!
'Master of line but also of atmosphere. She maintains the tradition of the picture book while transforming and renewing it. In her world, the door between imagination and reality is wide open. She addresses the reader gently and personally, but with profound effect. In her deeply felt empathy with people in difficulty, she shows ways in which weakness can be turned into strength. Humanism and sympathy permeate and unify her artistry.'