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.

Awards Won

Title Year
batchelder-gold-watermark2-154x154.png 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.
2000 - Winner(s)