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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2000 Winner(s)

Walker and Company

for The Baboon King by Anton Quintana, 1999. Translated from the Dutch by John Nieuwenhuizen

Set in East Africa, the book is a story about a rejected hunter who becomes the reluctant leader of a baboon troop and learns about the differences among individuals, tolerance for others, the basis of power, and his place in the world.


2000 Honor(s)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

for Collector of Moments by Quint Buchholz. Translated from the German by Peter F. Neumeyer.


Front Street

for Asphalt Angels by Ineke Holtwijk. Translated from the Dutch by Wanda Boeke.


R&S Books

for Vendela in Venice by Christina Björk; illustrated by Inga-Karin Eriksson. Translated from the Swedish by Patricia Crampton.