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Placed: 15.01.2018 11:55:08

Odessite became one of the best children`s authors of the world

The International Board on Books for Young People included the citizen of Odessa, Volodymyr Rutkivskyi, in the list of honor of outstanding, recently published books


Every two years the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) creates its own Honor List of outstanding recently published books for children.
This year, IBBY published Honor List 2018, were was included Odessa children's writer Volodymyr Rutkivskyi who was noted for the story " Hosti na Metli", which was published in 2016.
The main goal of IBBY is to promote international understanding with the help of children's literature. The IBBY consists of more than seventy national sections, has an official UNESCO and UNICEF status.


 Volodymyr Rutkivskyi is a laureate of the Taras Shevchenko’s National Prize. Based on his story "Storozhevaya zastava" (The Watchtower) film-fantasy became the pride of Ukrainian children's cinema, and was shown in 11 countries of the world. His historical novel "Blue Water" in 2011 became the winner of the "Book of the Year BBC".
For the fruitful, dedicated work, active social activities, high creative achievements, significant personal contribution to the development of Ukrainian children's literature and on occasion of his 80th birthday, writer Volodymyr Rutkivskyi was noted Honorary Award of Odessa City Mayor "Labor Glory".


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