The US edition of Grigor Vitez' AntonTon wins three awards at the Colorado Independent Publishers Association's EVVY Book Awards


The US edition of one of Croatia's most beloved children's poems, AntonTon by Grigor Vitez, has received three awards given out by the Colorado Intependent Publishers Association! EVVY Book Awards celebrate well written and beautifully designed books from Colorado and world. For over 30 years, EVVY Book Awards choose best titles across 39 categories: from fiction and non-fiction to children's books. Antonton has been awarded Silver in the Children's Illustration category, Silver in the Children's Cover Design category and Bronze in the Children's Picture Books (age 0-5) category.

Penned by Grigor Vitez, the father of the modern children's literature in Croatia, AntonTon is a poem celebrating one-of-a-kind hero marching to the beat of his own drum. There isn't a generation that doesn't know his adventures by heart; now, this classic of children's literature in Croatia has won the hearts of American readers as well.

The English translation has been published by Perlina Press, an independent publishing house dedicated to children's literature, as well as Croatian authors in English translation. AntonTon was translated by Irena Stanić Rašin, editor, author and translator, and illustrated by the award-winning and internationally acclaimed illustrator Tomislav Torjanac.