The comic strip Kościsko created by Karol ”KaeRel” Kalinowski (Kultura Gniewu) is the winner of the Ferdinand the Magnificent Award for the Best Children’s Book 2016. The Readers’ Award goes to Barbara Caillot-Dubus and Aleksandra Karkowska for their book Na Giewont się patrzy (Oficyna Wydawnicza Oryginały).
Kościsko, is an involving comic strip, which frightens where it should and amuses where some fun is needed. It treats the reader seriously, it doesn’t preach, but it is an important book about important things, which both: the big and the small, can enjoy – said Szymon Kloska, a member of the Competition Jury, in the laudation.
Karol ”KaeRel” Kalinowski received the statuette of Ferdinand the Magnificent and the money award of PLN 10 thousand from the Deputy Mayor of Krakow Andrzej Kulig.
The readers decided that the Ferdinand the Magnificent Readers’ Award will go to Barbara Caillot-Dubus and Aleksandra Karkowska for Na Giewont się patrzy. Handing in the award, Agnieszka Karp-Szymańska admitted that they won by an overwhelming majority
The Sunday Gala of the Ferdinand the Magnificent Award and the accompanying concert Budyń Julka Tuwima in the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology are the greatest events of the Festival of Children’s Literature 2017 in Krakow and the last events of its spring edition. The autumn edition will be held in October in Poznań.
The Award of the Best Children’s Book has accompanied the Festival of Children’s Literature from the very beginning but in 2017 it changed its formula. Since that time it has taken its name after Ferdinand the Magnificent. The award is funded by the Krakow Festival Office, the operator of the Krakow UNESCO City of Literature programme and awarded by the Competition Jury which consists of Barbara Gawryluk, Marta Lipczyńska-Gil, Joanna Olech, Małgorzata Węgrzecka and the Programme Council of the Festival of Children’s Literature. The winner of the Ferdinand the Magnificent Readers’ Award is chosen via the Internet vote.
For more information on the Ferdinand the Magnificent Award: click here. The event is held under the patronage of and in cooperation with the Krakow Festival Office. For more information visit: fldd.pl and Facebook.