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Archives for November 2002

Horn Book Fanfare 2002

Best books of 2002 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 A Bit More Bert written by Allan Ahlberg; illustrated by Raymond Briggs (Farrar) Our child-man hero is back in six more chapters — and we are […]

An Interview with Russell Freedman

Russell Freedman has illuminated the crossroads of the biographical and the historical in more than forty nonfiction books for young people. He spoke with Roger Sutton last June in New York City. ROGER SUTTON: For this special issue we asked a number of writers to give us the unanswered question from history that most nags […]

Children of the Quest: The Irish Famine Myth in Children’s Fiction

by Siobhán Parkinson The potato crop failed over several successive years in Ireland in the 1840s; a million poverty-stricken peasants died of hunger or famine fever; and another million or so emigrated, mainly to North America, on “coffin ships” (so called because many of the emigrants did not survive the voyage on the fever-infested, often […]