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Archives for January 2004

2003 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction: Fireboat by Maira Kalman

I am what I am (and Popeye ends right there with a succinct pop, but I have been asked to go on though I admire brevity above all else and often say the less said the better unless you have a lot to say which is fine it just better be interesting) — I am […]

Half the Story: Text and Illustration in Picture Books

The two oldest forms of storytelling — words and images — meet and merge in picture books. A well-placed word can leave you elated or it can break your heart. Pictures can evoke peals of laughter or cries of outrage. A fundamental, some would argue inherent, understanding of both of these methods of telling stories […]

Jonathan Stroud’s 2004 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book acceptance speech

Editor Alessandra Balzer reading Jonathan Stroud’s 2004 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book acceptance speech for Amulet of Samarkand: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book One by Jonathan Stroud (Hyperion) … https://s3.amazonaws.com/WebVault/mp3s/BGHB04_18.mp3