AntonTon wins two Independent Press Awards


The US edition of AntonTon, the iconic Croatian poem by Grigor Vitez has received two Independent Press Awards 2024 – for best Picture Books-All Ages and best Book Cover Design-Childrens!

The Independent Press Award is one of the most prestigious book award programs globally for independent authors, publishers, and illustrators. In 2024, they saw participation from authors and publishers across the globe, including those residing in Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Cyprus, Germany, India, Kenya, Japan, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, and The Netherlands.

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.

The US edition of AntonTon has already received three EVVY Book Awards given out by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association in 2022 – 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.