Jan Smith WINS IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award!

4 June 2021
Jan Smith WINS IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award!

We are very proud to announce that 'A Letter from Tashi: A Snow Leopard Tale', illustrated by Beehive's Jan Smith and written by Carrie Hasler is a IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award Winner! The award celebrates the very best in independent book publishing. A letter from Tashi features in the Children's Picture Book (4-7 Years) category.

Jan comments, "This is such and important book for me, and one of my proudest career moments! The style is different to many books I have worked on, and there was a lot of input from Carrie and Sandego Zoo, which meant it took longer than I would normally get! I am so happy with the way it turned out and grateful to Carrie and the Zoo for choosing me to be the illustrator."