Per balas link aušros (Eng. Through Puddles Towards the Dawn)
WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY MONIKA VAICENAVIČIENĖ • ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN LITHUANIAN BY TIKRA KNYGA 2018
“Per balas link aušros. Pasakojimas apie daktaro Jono Basanavičiaus keliones ir darbus” (Eng. “Through Puddles Towards the Dawn. A tale about travels and deeds of doctor Jonas Basanavičius”) is a picture book biography about Jonas Basanavičius, one of the key figures of Lithuanian Independence movement in the early 20th century.
Most Beautiful Book of the Year - Domicelė Tarabildienė Award, IBBY Lithuania, 2019
Most Beautiful Book of the Year - Vilnius Art Academy Prize, Vilnius International Book Fair, 2019
The Lithuanian Book Art Triennale Prize, 2018
Best Illustrations Award - National Children’s Literature Contest by IBBY Lithuania and the fund Švieskime vaikus, 2016
A doctor, scientist, traveller, public official, ethnographer, editor of the first Lithuanian newspaper, explorer, dreamer and storyteller, Basanavičius was a peculiarly enthusiastic and determined person who helped to bring about major changes in the society he lived in.