Autor and illustrator Monika Vaicenavičienė has been awarded the Premio Andersen 2020 prize in Italy for her book, “What is a River?”
The book, awarded in the non-fiction children’s literature category, was first released in Swedish and has now been translated into more than 10 languages including Lithuanian. The book will be published in English and Somali languages in the autumn.
According to the author, the story is based around several categories – the river as a journey, as a home, and as a mystery or a riddle.
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