the Moon and Back
Book Council of Australia
Childrens Book of the Year 2005.
On Friday 19th August 2005, To the Moon and Back by Bryan Sullivan and Jackie French, was announced as the Childrens Book of the Year in the Information Books category at an award ceremony in Sydney.
(The categories for the Childrens Books of the Year are: Older Readers, Younger Readers, Early Childhood, Picture Books, Information Books. Read about the awards on The Childrens Book Council of Australia website.)
Here are some photos taken at the awards ceremony held in the theatrette in the National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour in Sydney.
Jackie and Bryan after the Awards Ceremony.
Speeches as the award is presented.
(Standing at far right is Gus Gordon, who drew the illustrations for the book.)
Jackie, Bryan, and Bryans daughter Cath.
Colin Mackellar with Bryan.
Bryan with the book – which now bears a sticker indicating it to be one of the books short-listed for the prize.
(Photos by Colin Mackellar unless noted.)