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Archives for December 1974

Virginia Hamilton, the Great

By Jane Langton Why does Virginia Hamilton perch M. C. Higgins on a swaying pole forty feet high? Why, why? Why is there a secret model of the solar system in The Planet of Junior Brown (Macmillan)? Are they images for the vastness of all-surrounding reality? Do they work? Do they help? Or are they merely puzzling […]

Horn Book Fanfare 1974

Best books of 1974 Chosen annually by our editors, Fanfare is The Horn Book Magazine’s selection of the best children’s and young adult books of the year. Picture Books Everett Anderson’s Year written by Lucille Clifton, illustrated by Ann Grifalconi (Holt) Where’s Gomer? written by Norma Farber, illustrated by William Pène du Bois (Dutton) Jambo […]