Awards and Honors

THE HACKMATACK CHILDREN'S CHOICE BOOK AWARD:
 The nominations are in for the 2011/2012 Hackmatack Children's Choice book Awards and we are happy to see that Cary Fagan and Dušan Petričić's Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas is on the list for English Fiction.

From their website:
The Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award is an Atlantic Canadian book award which allows children to choose their favourite Canadian and Atlantic Canadian books. This year, the children will read from a selection of forty books divided in four categories: English Fiction, English Non-fiction, French Fiction and French Non-fiction, chosen for their literary, cultural and enjoyment factors. The books have generally been published within two or three years of selection.


QUILL & QUIRE: BOOK OF THE YEAR 2009  

Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas was selected as one of the Books of the Year from Quill & Quire. Congratulations to Cary Fagan and Dušan Petričić!


Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas
Cary Fagan; Dušan Petričić, illus. (Tundra Books)

When it was announced that author Cary Fagan would be writing a fourth volume (that is, volume two plus two) in the late Mordecai Richler’s Jacob Two-Two series, the news was met with some skepticism. But with Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas, Fagan has produced a lively tale of pirates, transatlantic voyages, and the usual heedless parents. Best of all, the book was an occasion for newly illustrated, hardcover editions of Richler’s original classics, released simultaneously by Tundra Books.


CBC: YOUR FAVORITE KIDS' BOOKS 
You voted! The Jacob Two-Two series is in the Top 10 list of Your Favourite Kids’ Books, compiled by CBC.
1. Anne of Green Gables — L.M. Montgomery
2. Charlotte's Web — E. B. White
3. Love You Forever — Robert Munsch
4. Jacob Two-Two series — Mordecai Richler
5. Where the Wild Things Are — Maurice Sendak
6. Hush, Hush — Becca Fitzpatrick
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid — Jeff Kinney
8. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret — Judy Blume
9. The Hunger Games — Suzanne Collins
10. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — Roald Dahl"