Compass points

>Kitty’s put together a Philip Pullman page in anticipation of The Golden Compass opening this weekend; she’s included links to both Monica Edinger and Bill Donohue, who must be stamping his little feet over The Catholic News Service’s benevolent review.

And we apologize for the kind of rough audio, but my podcast interview with Pullman is also up for your listening pleasure.

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Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. Anonymous says:

    >A quote from the Catholic News Service Review reads:

    “The film contains intense but bloodless fantasy violence, anti-clerical subtext, standard genre occult elements, a character born out of wedlock and a whiskey-guzzling bear.”

    I can decide whether the “whiskey-guzzling bear” is of genuine concern or an authorial wink at the limits of extreme literalism when evaluating the moral messages of an epic fantasy, but either way, it’s my favorite phrase of the day.


  2. >The Catholic News Service has withdrawn their review…

  3. >Click on “benevolent review” above and watch what happens!
    Maybe it’s just my computer but I didn’t know one could withdraw copy this way. It seems to be the equivalent of cutting pages out of a book.

  4. Anonymous says:


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