Storyopolis Entertainment Congratulates its artists Chris Raschka on his newest Caldecott Medal and Anna & Elena Balbusso on the 2012 Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators

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Storyopolis Entertainment definitely has an eye for amazing art and the ALA’s award to Chris Raschka as well as the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal to Anna & Elena Balbusso brings that point home

http://www.storyopolisart.com Storyopolis Entertainment Congratulates its artists Chris Raschka on his newest Caldecott Medal and Anna & Elena Balbusso on the 2012 Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators

Congratulations to Chris Raschka for the 2012 Caldecott Medal. Chris won the award for his book “A Ball for Daisy” published by Schwartz & Wade Books, a division of Random House, Inc.

In a wordless book with huge children’s appeal, Chris Raschka gives us the story of an irrepressible little dog whose most prized possession is accidently destroyed. With brilliant economy of line and color, Raschka captures Daisy’s total (yet temporary) devastation. A buoyant tale of loss, recovery and friendship.

“Chris Raschka’s deceptively simple paintings of watercolor, gouache and ink explore universal themes of love and loss that permit thousands of possible variants,” said Caldecott Medal Committee Chair Steven L. Herb. ‘A Ball for Daisy’ holds as many unique stories as there will be young readers and re-readers. (American Library Association)
The ALA awards the prestigious annual prize "for the most distinguished American picture book for children." Raschka’s illustration of The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster won the medal in 2006, and he also earned a Caldecott Honor in 1994 for Yo! Yes?

Congratulations also go out to Anna and Elena Balbusso who have been awarded a Gold Medal in the book category of the Society of Illustrators, ILLUSTRATORS 54 Annual exhibition 2012 for the illustration "Pregnant", "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood, The Folio Society 2012.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is their latest science fiction illustrated book for The Folio Society Publisher, UK. They designed the cover in two colors and 7 color illustrations full-page inside. The book was printed in December 2011 and is already on sale on Foliosociety.com. "The Handmaid's Tale" was written by the celebrated Canadian author Margaret Atwood in 1985. It's a dystopian novel set in the near future, in a totalitarian theocracy

Storyopolis Entertainment definitely has an eye for amazing art and the ALA’s award to Chris Raschka as well as the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal to Anna & Elena Balbusso brings that point home. Storyopolis Entertainment owner, Matt Abramowitz has over 10 years in representing some of the world’s most sought after artists. Matt Abramowitz exclaims, “We pride ourselves in representing the Best of The Best and these recent awards to our artists say it all! Congratulations to Chris, Anna and Elena – may you continue to inspire us and fill our eyes and minds with awe!”

Chris Raschka’s art and that of Anna and Elena Balbusso can be viewed for purchase at http://www.storyopolisentertainment.com Call 214-890-4080 to make an appointment and for inquiries.

Storyopolis Entertainment, 10000 N. Central Expressway, 4th floor, Dallas, TX 75231

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