The Horn Book Magazine — November/December 2012

 

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Table of Contents

 

Features

Neil Gaiman
10
What the [Very Bad Swearword]
Is a Children’s Book Anyway?
The author’s 2012 Zena Sutherland Lecture.

Susan Cooper
25 Remembering Margaret Mahy
March 21, 1936–July 23, 2012.

Viki Ash
48 Board Book Roundup
An aficionado recommends some recent titles.

Columns

Roger Sutton
7
Editorial
Please Repeat the Question
See Neil Gaiman’s query (above).

Lolly Robinson
28
Foreign Correspondence
London Sketches.
Horn Book designer Robinson tours archives
and shares some rarely seen original art.


Rosanne Parry
37
Books in the Home
Reading Up
A writer and mother discovers its pros and cons.

Leonard S. Marcus
43 Sight Reading
Face Out
Picture book covers.

133
From The Guide
Artists and Masterpieces
A selection of reviews from The Horn Book Guide.

Rebecca Donnelly
144
Cadenza
Book Request Haiku
Interpreting cryptic library patron requests.


Reviews

55
64
130

Departments

5
135
142
143
November/December Starred Books
Impromptu
Index to Advertisers
Index to Books Reviewed

Cover art from The Christmas Quiet Book.
Illustration © 2012 by Renata Liwska.
Page 1 art from Christmas Parade.
© 2011 by Sandra Boynton.

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