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Horn Book Fanfare 1947

Horn Book Fanfare

Best books of 1947

Chosen annually by our editors, Fanfare is The Horn Book Magazine’s selection of the best children’s and young adult books of the year.

Picture Story Books
Stone Soup written and illustrated by Marcia Brown (Scribners)
A French A B C written and illustrated by Francine Legrand Dauphin (Coward)
Roger and the Fox written by Lavinia Davis, illustrated by Hildegard Woodward (Doubleday)
White Snow Bright Snow written by Alvin Tresselt, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin (Lothrop)

Folk and Fairy Tales
The Quaint and Curious Quest of Johnny Longfoot written by Catherine Besterman, illustrated by Warren Chappell (Bobbs)
The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily written and illustrated by Dino Buzzati (Pantheon)
The Cow-Tail Switch written by Harold Courlander and George Herzog, illustrated by Madge Lee Chastain (Holt)
The Enchanted Eve written by Madeleine Ley, illustrated by Edy Legrand (Howell)

Legend
By His Own Might written by Dorothy Hosford, illustrated by Laszlo Matulay (Holt)
Song of Robin Hood edited by Anne Malcolmson, illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton (Houghton)

History and Biography
David Livingstone Foe of Darkness written by Jeanette Eaton, illustrated by Ralph Ray (Morrow)
Augustus Caesar’s World written and illustrated by Genevieve Foster (Scribners)
Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin written by Marguerite Henry, illustrated by Wesley Dennis (Bobbs)
The Great Heritage written by Katherine B. Shippen, illustrated by C. B. Falls (Viking)
North Star Shining written by Hildegarde Hoyt Swift, illustrated by Lynd Ward (Morrow)
Joseph, The King James Version of a Well-Loved Tale arranged by Elizabeth Yates, illustrated with wood engravings by Nora S. Unwin (Knopf)

Art
Discovering Design written by Marion Downer, illustrated with photographs (Lothrop)

Stories
Pancakes-Paris written by Claire Huchet Bishop, illustrated by Georges Schreiber (Viking)
The Twenty-One Balloons written and illustrated by William Pène du Bois (Viking)
The Secret of the Porcelain Fish written by Margery Evernden, illustrated by Thomas Handforth (Random)
The Little White Horse written by Elizabeth Goudge, illustrated by C. Walter Hodges (Coward)
Misty of Chincoteague written by Marguerite Henry, illustrated by Wesley Dennis (Rand)
Judy’s Journey written and illustrated by Lois Lenski (Lippincott)
Chin Ling, the Chinese Cricket written and illustrated by Alison Stilwell (Macmillan)
Li Lun, Lad of Courage written by Carolyn Treffinger, illustrated by Kurt Wiese (Abingdon)

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