An extraordinary body of work for children - Robyn Belton

By Radio New Zealand | Posted: Sunday November 11, 2018

Illustrator Robyn Belton last week was the recipient of the Excellence Award at the inaugural Ignition Children's Book Festival in Dunedin. She picked up the award for her extraordinary body of work, going right back to the famous Greedy Cat, written by Joy Cowley in 1979.

Her latest is The Anzac Violin a picture book written by Jennifer Beck based on the First World War experiences at Gallipoli and the Somme of Dunedin’s Alexander Aitken (1895-1967) and his violin. It has been published by Scholastic.

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