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Governor General's Literary Awards

1997 Nominees: Children's Literature Categories

The Canada Council announced its nominees for the annual Governor General's literary awards in these and other (adult) categories on Wednesday October 22, 1997

The winners were announced on November 18, 1997.

*Complete List of Winners


English Language Children's Literature -- Text:

*Cheryl Foggo, Calgary, One Thing That's True (Kids Can Press)

*James Heneghan, Vancouver, Wish Me Luck (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

*Teddy Jam, Toronto, The Fishing Summer (Groundwood Books/Douglas and McIntyre)

*Barbara Nichol, Toronto, Dippers (Tundra Books)

*Winner: Kit Pearson, Vancouver, Awake and Dreaming (Viking/Penguin Books)


English Language Children's Literature -- Illustration:

*Blair Drawson, Toronto, Flying Dimitri (Groundwood Books/Douglas and McIntyre)

*Marie-Louise Gay, Outremont, Que., Rumpelstiltskin (Groundwood Books/Douglas and McIntyre)

*Robin Muller, Toronto, The Angel Tree (Doubleday Canada)

*Winner: Barbara Reid, Toronto, The Party (North Winds Press/Scholastic Canada)

*Ludmila Zeman, St. Laurent, Que., The First Red Maple Leaf (Tundra Books)


French Language Children's Literature -- Text:

*Dominique Demers, Brossard, Que., Maïna, tomes 1 et 2 (Québec/Amérique)

*Agathe Génois, Abercorn, Que., Sarah, je suis là! (Héritage)

*Jacques Godbout, Outremont, Que., Une leçon de chasse (Boréal)

*Winner: Michel Noël, Levis, Que., Pien (Michel Quintin)

*Maryse Pelletier, Montréal, Une vie en éclats (La courte échelle)


French Language Children's Literature -- Illustration:

*Leanne Franson, Montréal, L'Ourson qui voulait une Juliette (Text: Jasmine Dubé) (La courte échelle)

*Stéphane Jorisch, St-Lambert, Que., Casse-Noisette (Text: Lucie Papineau) (Héritage)

*Winner: Stéphane Poulin, Montréal, Poil de serpent, dent d'araignée (Text: Danielle Marcotte) (Les 400 coups)

*Gilles Tibo, Montréal, Simon et le petit cirque (Livres Toundra)


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