27 August 2020

Ten of the world’s greatest children’s book illustrators have created limited-edition scarves in support of IBBY (The International Board on Books for Young People) and its work around the world. 

IBBY is a non-profit organization working in 81 countries to bring children and books together. Its National Sections — each one entirely local — undertake reading promotion projects; work to improve the quality of books published; build local libraries; and in many countries bring bibliotherapy to refugee children, children displaced by natural disaster, and unaccompanied minors. Since 1956, IBBY has presented the Hans Christian Andersen Award — the most prestigious international children’s book prize — to an author and an illustrator for their outstanding body of work every other year.

In this global crisis our National Sections and IBBY need help to continue this work.

These illustrators, all of whom are past winners of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, have created original art for ten beautiful silk scarves as a donation to IBBY and its work. The scarves have been produced in limited editions of fifty copies for each design.  The 50 x 180 cm (19.7”x 70.9”) scarves can be bought for US$200 each.

IBBY scarves have been created by Albertine, Quentin Blake (whose scarf design is pictured, above), Robert Ingpen, Roberto Innocenti, Roger Mello, Farshid Mesghali, Igor Oleynikov, Květa Pacovksá, Peter Sís and Lisbeth Zwerger.

The sale of these beautiful scarves will start on Wednesday, 2 September 2020 at 2:30pm Central European Summer Time (CEST).  For more information, visit https://fundraising.ibby.org/