We were thrilled to announce in May that Vancouver artist Julie Flett is the 2010 winner of the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award for her book, Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer: L’Alfabet di Michif / Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet, published by Simply Read Books. But we want to remind fans of Canadian picture-book illustration that the award ceremony will be held on October 15 at the Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable’s Illustrator’s Breakfast.
The Cleaver Award jury praised Flett for breathing “new life into some of the most archetypal Canadian images.”
The Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award was established in 1985. In her will, book illustrator Cleaver designated funds for an award to be given annually in recognition of outstanding artistic talent in a Canadian picture book. The recipient wins a cheque for $1,000 and a certificate.