ACWW member and Ricepaper contributor, Alan Woo recently published his first book “Maggie’s Chopsticks” (Kids Can Press) last summer. Last night at the prestigious BC Book Prizes, it won “Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize“.
Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize
Supported by Ampersand Inc. and Kate Walker
Judges: Dianna Bonder, Marguerite Ruurs, Yukiko Tosa
Winner! Maggie’s Chopsticks
by Alan Woo
Illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Poor Maggie struggles to master her chopsticks — it seems nearly everyone around the dinner table has something to say about the “right” way to hold them! But when Father reminds her not to worry about everyone else, Maggie finally gets a grip on an important lesson. Alan Woo was born in England and grew up in Vancouver. His work has been published in RicePaper magazine and Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine. Isabelle Malenfant lives and works in Montréal with her family. She loves the creation of characters and sensitive stories, which are sometimes funny, sometimes dark.