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Abstract Since 1956, the International Board on Books for Young People has presented the Hans Christian Andersen Award to a living author or (since 1966) illustrator who has made a lasting contribution to children's literature. The McCormick Library’s collection of materials for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards consists of the biennial informational dossiers submitted by candidates for 1992-2006, clippings, reviews, and dust jackets by some of the authors or illustrators.
Abstract Author Uri Orlev, born in Warsaw, Poland in 1931, moved to Israel after surviving the Warsaw Ghetto and the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. He began writing children's literature in 1976 and has published more than 30 books which have been translated into at least 36 languages. He has received various honors and awards for his writing, including the Hans Christian Andersen Author Award (1996). The Island on Bird Street (1981) has been one of his most famous books for children. This small...