Australian author and illustrator Gregory Rogers died of stomach cancer in Brisbane on May 1. He was 55. The first Australian to receive the Carnegie Medal, for Libby Hathorn’s Way Home (Knopf, 1994), Rogers is best known in this country for his sequence of three wordless picture books that began with The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard (Roaring Brook/Porter, 2004), which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. “The Allen & Unwin team is so proud to have worked with Greg,” said A&U publisher Erica Wagner, who published Rogers in Australia. “We honor him for his creative spirit, his immense contribution to the world of children’s books, his love of life, and will miss him terribly.” His U.S. publisher, Neal Porter, said, “I am saddened by the loss of a tremendous talent, a spectacular friend, and the promise of many more wonderful books to come.”