The Horn Book Magazine – September/October 2014

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Table of Contents


“The Voice of Reason” by Starr LaTronica.
ALSC responds to Roger’s controversial editorial.

“Robert McCloskey at 100″ by Leonard S. Marcus
On the centennial of his birth, a look at the iconic illustrator’s early years.

“Elisabeth Hamilton & Margaret McElderry: Two Approaches, One Passion” by Barbara Bader
Editors who made their mark on the children’s book field.

“Folklore vs. Fakelore, the Epic Battle” by Jane Yolen
Why there’s no shame in writing “fakelore.”

“John Rowe Townsend” by Gregory Maguire
A groundbreaking critic, novelist, journalist, and educator remembered.


“Upstate Over There” by Roger Sutton
Will there ever be another Sendak?

Foreign Correspondence
“‘There and Nowhere’: A Conversation with Jaclyn Moriarty” by Judith Ridge
How the author’s Aussie childhood shaped her on-the-margins YA fiction.

“What Makes a Good Middle-Grade Memoir?” by Ernie Cox

From The Guide
“Folklore (and Fakelore)”
A selection of reviews from The Horn Book Guide.


Horn BOO!
A roundup of Halloween books.

Book Reviews


On the Web
September/October Starred Books
Index to Advertisers
Index to Books Reviewed

Cover from Homer Price. © 1943 by Robert McCloskey. Page 1 art from Dog and Bear. © 2014 by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

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