Applegate wins Newbery, Klassen wins Caldecott
BY HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
1/29/13 at 6:40 AM
NEW YORK - Katherine Applegate's "The One and Only Ivan" won the John Newbery Medal for the outstanding book of 2012, while Jon Klassen's "This Is Not My Hat" received the Randolph Caldecott Medal for outstanding illustration, the American Library Association announced Monday.
The Newbery and Caldecott awards are the top honors for children's literature.
Applegate's book tells of a daydreaming gorilla and the life lessons he receives through his friendship with a baby elephant. It was inspired by a real gorilla, one who lived decades without meeting another of his kind before spending his final, happy years at an Atlanta zoo.
Klassen was the author and illustrator of "This Is Not My Hat," his picture story about a fish and his blue hat, and the successor to Klassen's popular "I Want My Hat Back."
Bryan Collier's illustration for a book edition of Langston Hughes' poem "I, Too, Am America" received a Coretta Scott King prize for outstanding work by an African-American.
Original Print Headline: Applegate wins Newbery; Klassen takes Caldecott
Katherine Applegate's "The One and Only Ivan" won the John Newberry Medal for 2012. Courtesy
Jon Klassen's "This Is Not My Hat" received the Randolph Caldecott Medal. Courtesy