Sagan af bláa hnettinum | Longlisted for UKLA Book Award 2014

CoverTheStory-Pushkin-web♦ Tilnefning. Góðar fréttir frá Bretlandi! Sagan af bláa hnettinum eftir Andra Snæ Magnason er tilnefnd til UKLA barnabókaverðlaunanna 2014 sem veitt eru í þremur flokkum af The United Kingdom Literacy Association. Bókin er valin á lista úrvalsbóka fyrir lesendur á aldrinum 7-11 ára. Úrtökulistinn telur 24 bækur, en styttri listi verður birtur í mars 2014 og verðlaunahafar tilkynntir í júlí 2014. Önnur bók eftir íslenskan höfund, Oliver eftir Birgittu Sif, er á listanum fyrir börn 3-6 ára. Þetta hlýtur að teljast harla góð frammistaða íslenskra höfunda! The Story of the Blue Planet er gefin út af Pushkin Press í London og er eina þýdda bókin á listunum þremur.

♦ Longlisted! The Story of the Blue Planet by Andri Snær Magnason is longlisted for the UKLA Book Award 2014! Shortlisted titles will be announced in March 2014, the winner in July 2014. Sagan af bláa hnettinum – The Story of the Blue Planet is selected on a list of books for children age 7-11. It is the only translated book on the three longlists of altogether 70 books. It’s published in the UK by Pushkin Press, London. Read more about the award and the selected books on UKLA homepage.

More about The Story of the Blue Planet on www.aslaugjonsdottir.com

Fiðrildaflug í London | A Blue Planet and butterflies in London

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♦ Myndskreytingar. Ég fékk þessa skemmtilegu mynd á Twitter í morgun! Bókabúðin Tales On Moon Lane fékk leyfi til að nota myndir úr Sögunni af bláa hnettinum til gluggaskreytinga. Bókabúðin er í Herne Hill í London og hlaut m.a. viðurkenningu árið 2011: The Walker Independent Children’s Bookshop of the Year 2011. Sagan af bláa hnettinum kemur út hjá Pushkin Press í London. Sjá einnig fyrri frétt um bókadóm.

♦ Illustrations. This image was on my screen via Twitter this morning: A lovely decoration in the bookstore Tales On Moon Lane in East London. Looks very inviting! This ambitious bookstore was chosen The Walker Independent Children’s Bookshop of the Year 2011.
The Story of the Blue Planet is published by Pushkin Press, London. Reviews and more here.

Bókadómur: Sagan af bláa hnettinum í Bretlandi | The Story of the Blue Planet: reviewed in Books for Keeps

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♦ Bókadómar. Sagan af bláa hnettinum eftir Andra Snæ Magnason var að fá góðan dóm í Bretlandi í tímaritinu Books for Keeps undir greinartitlinum „Editor’s Choice“. Hér má lesa dóminn og hér: Books for Keeps. Útgefandi bókarinnar í Bretlandi er Pushkin Press.

♦ Book Review. The Story of the Blue Planet by  Andri Snær Magnason is the Editor’s Choice in this month’s Books for Keeps, an online children’s book magazine in the UK. The Story of the Blue Planet published by Pushkin Press.

“With attractive illustrations by Áslaug Jónsdóttir, which have gained her international recognition, The Story of the Blue Planet has already been made into a play and translated into sixteen languages from the original Icelandic, before finding a publisher here in Pushkin Press, a company newly established with the express purpose of “sharing the very best stories from around the world.” This is an excellent choice to kick off their list. Ambitious and intriguing, it creates a fable whose contemporary relevance will be easily grasped by its intended readers. In its mix of social satire and religious overtones, it reminds me of Wilde’s fairy tales. … there is nothing that I can think of in contemporary English language writing for children that has this kind of ambition.” –  Clive Barnes

Tenglar: Fyrri frétt um dóma í Bandaríkjunum.
Heimasíða Andra Snæs.
Links: Post on reviews in the USA.
Andri Snær Magnason’s homepage.

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