Quill and Quire

Book news

« Back to
Quillblog

Jon Klassen’s hat books sell one million copies

Italian editions of Klassen’s books at the 2014 Bologna Children’s Book Fair

In less than three years, Canadian-born Jon Klassen has achieved superstar status in the international children’s book world.

Publishers Weekly reports that Klassen’s first two picture books, I Want My Hat Back and the Caldecott Medal“winning This Is Not My Hat (both published by Candlewick Press/Random House), have together sold one million copies worldwide, with translations in 22 languages.

In a statement, Candlewick senior vice-president and sales director John Mendelson said, The extraordinary support the books have received from booksellers and readers is a testament to Jon Klassen’s immeasurable talent, as he continues to win new fans every day.