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Posted by Julia, October 19, 2018

Edgar and the Sausage Inspector is a White Raven 2018!

The White Ravens list for this year has been announced, and we’re thrilled to see  Edgar and the Sausage Inspector, by Jan Fearnley, selected as one of the 2018 entries!

The White Ravens list is an annual catalogue of book recommendations in the field of international children’s and youth literature, put together by the International Youth Library. This year’s White Ravens catalogue contains 200 titles in 38 languages from 59 countries.

White Ravens said: “This action-filled tale is told in engaging prose interspersed with witty dialogue that lends itself to being read aloud in different voices. The comical illustrations are brimming with funny details and feature a cast of energetic characters. The surprising twist at the end will have readers cheering for the courageous cat hero, who eventually gets to have the last laugh.”

You can read the full entry here.

Edgar and the Sausage Inspector is a fantastically funny picture book set in stylish Paris by award-winning author-illustrator Jan Fearnley, creator of Oh Me, Oh My, A Pie and Little Robin Red Vest.

Edgar and Edith are hungry, and it’s up to Edgar to bring home something tasty. But just when Edgar finds some delicious sausages, they are taken by The Inspector, a very important-looking rat with a big hat. Poor Edgar and Edith are left with nothing but dry crackers and pickles for dinner. That is, until one day, when The Inspector is all fattened up, and Edgar does some inspecting of his own…

Here’s a look inside the book:

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You can find out more about the White Ravens 2018 here. The printed catalogue will be launched this week at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018, and the entire list will be on display at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2019. Congratulations, Jan!

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