Papers relating to Mother Goose Award

Scope and Content

Minutes and notes of the judging panel (Clodagh Corcoran, Shirley Hughes, Jane Little, Colin McNaughton, Fiona Waters, Sally Grindley, Jan Ormerod, Kathleen Gribble)

Administrative / Biographical History

The Mother Goose Award was established in 1979 for 'the most exciting newcomer to British children's book illustration'. Its aim was to encourage children's book illustrators at the beginning of their careers by drawing serious critical attention to their work and to encourage children's book publishers to continue to foster new talent in the field of illustration for children. It was sponsored by Books for Children.

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