Friday, June 15, 2012

Taiwan Today excerpt, with thanks

Taiwan picture book wins Belgian lit prize

Taiwan picture book wins Belgian lit prizeThe French edition of Jimmy Liao’s “Sound of Colors” is a Prix Versele favorite, selected as one of its five best books for children aged 9 to 11. (Courtesy of Jimmy S.P.A Co. Ltd.)
  • Publication Date:06/14/2012
  • Source: Taiwan Today
  • By Kwangyin Liu

“Sound of Colors,” an illustrated book by Taiwan author Jimmy Liao, has been named winner of the Prix Versele, a Belgium-based children’s literature prize.

The French version of Liao’s book, published in 2009, was among five books chosen by 45,710 online voters as favorites for young readers aged 9 to 11, sources said June 14.

Inspired by subways in Tokyo, New York and Taipei, Liao tells the story of a blind girl who navigates through a bustling city in search of a way out, with illustrations featuring imaginary creatures and colorful cityscapes.

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