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Batchelder Honor Award to The Lily Pond translated by Linda Schenck

The Batchelder Award (Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association) is given to the “most outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.” This year’s Honor Award goes to The Lily Pond, a sequel to A Faraway Island, by Swedish author Annika Thor. Both books were translated by Linda Schenck and published by Delacorte Press. The Lily Pond continues the story of thirteen-year-old Stephie Steiner, a Jewish refugee sent by her parents from Nazi-occupied Vienna to Sweden. “Readers will identify with Stephie as she struggles to fit into yet another new situation and meet a host of conflicting expectations.” More information about the prize can be found here.