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Archives for November 1996

Review of The Thief

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner Middle School, High School     Greenwillow/Morrow     196 pp. 10/96     0-688-14627-9     $15.99 A tantalizing, suspenseful, exceptionally clever novel is set in a Mediterranean-like country called Sounis in a time when the old gods have just been supplanted. (So vivid are the geography and the details of daily life that the reader […]

Reader’s Request, or, YOU ASKED FOR IT

(A new, and possibly never-to-be-seen-again, feature in the Horn Book where writers respond instantly to requests from readers)   Dear Horn Book, As a teacher-librarian I read to children and talk with them about books, authors, and illustrators. Sometimes I am not sure I am pronouncing writers’ names correctly. Tomie dePaola is an example. I […]