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Horn Book Magazine – May/June 2015

May/June 2015 Horn Book Magazine

Table of Contents

Special Issue: Transformations


“Hijacking the Pumpkin Coach” by Gregory Maguire
Steering familiar stories in new directions.

“Book & Me” by Charise Mericle Harper
We debut a new comics series.

“Apples to Elephants: Artists in Animation” by Betsy Bird
Animation skills can — and often do — translate to skills in picture-book illustration.

“From Series to Serious” by Thom Barthelmess
A look at four authors whose work includes both mass-market series and literary novels.


“Plus ça change” by Elissa Gershowitz
The difference between change and transformation.

The Writer’s Page
“In the Time of Daily Magic” by Alice Hoffman
The author’s debt to Edward Eager.

Notable re-visioners of source material tell how and why.

“But Myth Has No Prototype” by Susan Cooper

“The Power of Storytelling” by Jerry Pinkney

“Reimagining the World” by Malinda Lo

“How Did Snow White Survive 
in That Glass Coffin?” by Donna Jo Napoli

“Ready or Not…” by Chuku Lee and Pat Cummings

“Transforming the Classics” by Gareth Hinds

“Merlin and Me…Thirteen Books Later” by T. A. Barron

“What Fairy Tales Tell” by Christine Heppermann

What Makes a Good…?
“What Makes a Good Nonfiction 
Adaptation?” by Betty Carter

“What Makes a Good Fractured Fairy Tale?” by Lee McLain

Field Notes
“Alice, the Transformer” by Monica Edinger
On its 150th anniversary, students are curiouser and curiouser about Alice in Wonderland.

From The Guide
“Board Book Transformations”
A selection of reviews from The Horn Book Guide.


Book Reviews


On the Web
May/June Starred Books
Index to Advertisers
Index to Books Reviewed

Cover © 2015 by Bob Staake. 
Page 1 art from Book & Me. Illustration © 2015 by Charise Mericle Harper.


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