The Children's Literature Web Guide

Aesop Prize - Criteria for Nomination

Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Soclety
  1. The use of folklore should be central to the book's contents and, if appropriate, to its illustrations.

  2. The folklore, as presented in the book, should accurately present or reflect the cultural worldview of the people whose folklore is the focus of the book.

  3. The reader's understanding of the folklore should be enhanced by its appearance in the book, as should the book be enriched by the presence of the folklore.

  4. The book should reflect the high artistic standards of the best of children's literature and have strong appeal for the child reader.

  5. Folklore sources should be fully acknowledged, and annotations referenced within the bound contents of the publication.

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