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Horn Book Fanfare 1958

Horn Book Fanfare

Best books of 1958

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 Books
Felice written and illustrated by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
Chanticleer and the Fox edited and illustrated by Barbara Cooney (Crowell)
What Do You Say, Dear? written by Sesyle Joslin, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Scott)
The Magic Feather Duster written by Will Lipkind, illustrated by Nicolas Mordvinoff (Harcourt)
Crictor written and illustrated by Tomi Ungerer (Harper)
Umbrella written and illustrated by Taro Yashima (Viking)

Folk and Fairy Tales
The Golden Phoenix and Other French-Canadian Fairy Tales
complied by Marius Barbeau, retold by Michael Hornyansky, illustrated by Arthur Price (Walck)
Treasure of Green Knowe written by Lucy M. Boston, illustrated by Peter Boston (Harcourt)
Tistou of the Green Thumbs written by Maurice Druon, illustrated by Jacqueline Duhème (Scribner)

Chingo Smith of the Erie Canal written by Samuel Hopkins Adams, illustrated by Leonard Vosburg (Random)
Sons of the Steppe written by Hans Baumann, illustrated by Heiner Rothfuchs (Walck)
The Horse Without a Head written by Paul Berna, illustrated by Richard Kennedy (Pantheon)
The Family Under the Bridge written by Natalie Savage Carlson, illustrated by Garth Williams (Harper)
Along Came a Dog written by Meindert DeJong, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Harper)
The Ghost of Follonsbee’s Folly written by Florence Hightower, illustrated by Ati Forberg (Houghton)
The “Minnow” Leads to Treasure written by A. Philippa Pearce, illustrated by Edward Ardizzone (World)
The Sherwood Ring written by Elizabeth Marie Pope, illustrated by Evaline Ness (Houghton)
Henry Reed, Inc. written by Keith Robertson, illustrated by Robert McCloskey (Viking)
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (Houghton)
The Perilous Road written by William O. Steele, illustrated by Paul Galdone (Harcourt)
The Silver Branch written by Rosemary Sutcliff, illustrated by Charles Keeping (Walck)
Warrior Scarlet written by Rosemary Sutcliff, illustrated by Charles Keeping (Walck)
The Spettecake Holiday written by Edith Unnerstad, illustrated by Iben Clante (Macmillan)

Biography and History
The Man Who Was Don Quixote: The Story of Miguel Cervantes written and illustrated by Rafaello Busoni (Prentice)
The Americans written by Harold Coy, illustrated by William Moyers (Little)
Lee of Virginia by Douglas Southall Freeman (Scribner)

I Went to the Animal Fair written by William Cole, illustrated by Coletta Rosselli (World)

Bless This Day compiled by Vida Vipont, illustrated by Harold Jones (Harcourt)

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