Annick Press took home the award for best children’s ebook at this year’s Digital Book Awards gala in New York City.
The Man with the Violin, written by Kathy Stinson and illustrated by DuÅ¡an PetriÄiÄ‡, is a book about celebrated violinist Joshua Bell and the free concert he gave in the Washington D.C. subway in 2007. Bell performed anonymously as an experiment for the Washington Post and the few spectators who stopped were children. Stinson tells this story from the perspective of a young boy urging his mother to stop and listen.
The ebook, produced by Aptara for the iPad, Kindle, and Kobo, features interactive elements including music by Joshua Bell. A hardcover picture book is also available.
Now in its 39th year, Annick publishes original ebooks and is in the process of digitizing its catalogue, including books by Robert Munsch.