Congratulations to Matt James, winner of the 2013 Governor General’s Literary Award (Children’s literature – illustration) for Northwest Passage (Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press).
The jury citiation follows:
Matt James’s unique illustrations set our imaginations soaring as they steer us through Stan Rogers’ famous ballad, Northwest Passage. The ink and acrylic paintings explode with raw effects and vivid colour, sometimes settling to small ice-blue vignettes. Each page is descriptive of the search that obsessed much of the world for hundreds of years.
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