1992: Christopher Award, New York 1993: Critici in Erba Prize, Bologna 1993: 1. Preis Ulmer Bilderbuchspatz 1993: Prix spécial des Libraires religieux pour le livre d'enfant, Valence 1994: Prix de la Jeunesse, Cherbourg 1994: ABBY-Nomination 1995: North Dakota Flicker Tale Children’s Book Award, Nomination 1995: ABBY-Award 1995: North-Carolina Children's Book Award for Picture Books, NCASL 1996: Readers' Choice Award, Michigan Reading Association 1997: Steirische Leseeule 2010: 3 Apples Book Award, New York Library Association Nomination The Christopher-Award and the ABBY-Award