Malaysian cartoonist Lat is no stranger to awards and recognition — they’ve been raining down on him for many years, mostly in Southeast Asia…

Here now some award news from the USA, not one, not two, but three marks of distinction have just been bestowed on KAMPUNG BOY!

Kampung Boy has been named an Outstanding International Book for 2007 by the United States Board of Books for Young People and the Children’s Book Council. A list of this year’s Outstanding International Books will appear in the February issue of School Library Journal, and the books will be promoted by the USBBY and the CBC at meetings and conventions throughout the year.

Kampung Boy has been named to the Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books Blue Ribbon List for 2006–their best books of the year. It will appear in the January edition of the Bulletin.

Kampung Boy has been chosen a Booklist Editor’s Choice for 2006.



Now, when can we start your U.S. Tour?