Kirkpatrick Hill on Bo at Ballard Creek

kirkpatrick hill Kirkpatrick Hill on Bo at Ballard CreekIn the May/June 2013 Horn Book Magazine, Roger Sutton asked Kirkpatrick Hill about her protagonist’s two papas in Bo at Ballard Creek. Read the starred review here.

Roger Sutton: So, are they or aren’t they?

Kirkpatrick Hill: Such partnerships were so ubiquitous when I was a kid that nothing could have been more natural to the story than having Bo’s papas partner up. Of course most partnerships were formed because looking for gold was never-ending killer work, too much for one man. For Arvid and Jack, the work that was too much for one man was raising a baby.

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Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

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.

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