Winners & Finalists

View Winners/Finalists of the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize.
View Winners/Finalists of the Bolen Books Children's Book Prize.

2017 Winners

City of Victoria Butler Book Prize Recipient

Yasuko Thanh
Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains
Hamish Hamilton
(Fiction)

About This Work

Vietnam is a haunted country, Dr. Nguyen Georges-Minh is a haunted man. In 1908, the French rule Saigon, but uneasily. Each...

About The Author

Yasuko Nguyen Thanh was born June 30, 1971 in Victoria, British Columbia to a German mother and a Vietnamese father. At 15,...

Bolen Books Children's Book Prize Recipient

Margriet Ruurs
Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey
Orca Book Publishers

About This Work

This unique picture book was inspired by the stone artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr, discovered by chance by Canadian...

About The Author

Margriet Ruurs is the author of many award-winning books for children. She enjoys speaking about reading and writing to...