Juris Petraškevičs (1953) is a visual artist with a sense of creative freedom and artistic lightness. He is one of the most authoritative figures in Latvian book design – a professor of the Graphic Art Department of Art Academy of Latvia who has contributed to the formation of a whole new generation of book illustrators.
2008, IBBY Honour List for Māsa un brālis [Sister and brother], 2006, by Inese Zandere
2007, The International Jānis Baltvilks Prize in Children’s Literature and Book Art for Māsa un brālis [Sister and brother], 2006, by Inese Zandere
2006, The Golden Apple-tree National Book Art Contest prize for Māsa un brālis [Sister and brother], 2006, by Inese Zandere
2003, The White Ravens for Neparastie rīdzinieki [Unusual inhabitants of Riga], 2001, by Ilze Skrastiņa
2001, Book Design Competition “The Most Beautiful Book” prize for Koka Rīga [Wooden Riga], 2001, by Pēteris Blūms a. o.
2001, Illustrator of the Year
Illustrations (Books to fall for)
Three Friends on the Coast of the Same River
Three Friends on the Coast of the Same River (Trīs draugi vienas upes krastā)
Three friends – a Swedish horse, a German lobster and a Russian crow – decide to build a house together to live with their whole families. However, it turns out that they have a very different idea of the perfect house.
The illustrations help develop the child’s artistic taste; they are childish, playful and joyful, but never simple.
Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lielsmazs.lv
One House For All
One House For All (Trīs draugi vienas upes krastā)
Title: One House For All
Title*: Trīs draugi vienas upes krastā
The author, the illustrator, the publisher
Three best friends - Raven, Crayfish, and Horse - are all grown-up and ready to have their own families, but they also want to stay together. Illustrated by Juris Petraškevičs.