Bella’s Tree, written by Janet Russell and illustrated by Jirina Marton, has won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Literature: Illustration!
Congratulations to both Jirina and Janet for this well-deserved award.
From the jury: “Jirina Marton’s illustrations invite the reader to a winter landscape full of textures and subtle, earthy colour palettes. The Van Gogh-like interior and its warm tones create a holiday season mood that evokes an emotional response. The illustrations are well crafted and capture the imagination and humanity of the everyday lives they portray.”
See a sample of Jirina’s page-turning illustrations below!
(The three sample page spreads can be enlarged by clicking. The spreads are not in order of the story.)
Want to give this beautiful book as a holiday gift? Buy it now!