The Boy and the Toy won the 2010 Aurealis Award, children's fiction (told primarily trough pictures) category and I'm very happy to show you the trophy, hurray!!!
Thank you to Harper Voyager, thank you to the judges Edwina Harvey, Sarah Mayor Cox and Tansy Rayner Roberts and a big thank you to Sonya Hartnett for her wonderful intriguing story.
From the Aurealis Award website:
Winners of the 2010 Aurealis Awards sponsored by Harper Voyager, were announced in a glittering evening ceremony held on 21st May 2011 at North Sydney's Independent Theatre and hosted by Garth Nix.
Winners across the thirteen categories and approximately 600 entries, represent the best of Australian fantasy, horror and science fiction writing in 2010 as judged by a panel of their peers.
And this is the review of The Boy and the Toy:
This is a rare thing in being a children’s picture book which genuinely feels like it belongs to the genre of science fiction. This tale of a boy and his robot, written by Sonya Hartnett and gorgeously illustrated by Lucia Masciullo, is poignant and clever, and worthy of several readings.