Mildred L. Batchelder Award

About the Mildred L. Batchelder Award
This award, established in Mildred L. Batchelder's honor in 1966, is a citation awarded to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States.

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1994 Winner(s)

Farrar, Straus & Giroux

for The Apprentice by Pilar Molina Llorente, 1993, translated from the Spanish by Robin Longshaw

"With reluctance, thirteen-year-old Arduino's father arranges for his son to become an apprentice to a talented, but cruel, master painter," said Wendy G. Ramsey, chair of the Batchelder Award Committee.  "Set in Renaissance Florence, this is a story of mystery and intrigue, skillfully interwoven with a picture of the difficult life of a struggling young artist."


1994 Honor(s)

Farrar, Straus & Giroux

for The Princess in the Kitchen Garden by Annemie &: Margriet Heymans, 1993, translated from the Dutch by Johanna H. Prins and Johanna W. Prins

Viking Children's Books

for Anne Frank Beyond the Diary: A Photographic Remembrance by Ruud van der Rol & Rian Verhoeven, in association with the Anne Frank House, 1993, translated from the Dutch by Tony Langham and Plym Peters