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Horn Book Fanfare 1966

Horn Book Fanfare

Best books of 1966

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
The Three Poor Tailors adapted and illustrated by Victor G. Abrus (Harcourt)
The Mother Goose Treasury illustrated by Raymond Briggs (Coward)
Fox and the Fire written by Miska Miles, illustrated by John Schoenherr (Atlantic-Little)
Sam, Bangs & Moonshine written and illustrated by Evaline Ness (Holt)
Theodore written by Edward Ormondroyd, illustrated by John M. Larrecq (Parnassus)
Mommy, Buy Me a China Doll adapted by Harve Zemach, illustrated by Margot Zemach (Follett)

Stories
A Donkey for the King written by John and Patricia Beatty, illustrated by Anne Siberell (Macmillan)
Queenie Peavy written by Robert Burch, illustrated by Jerry Lazare (Viking)
Did You Carry the Flag Today, Charley? written by Rebecca Caudill, illustrated by Nancy Grossman (Holt)
Chancy and the Grand Rascal written by Sid Fleischman, illustrated by Eric von Schmidt (Atlantic-Little)
Orphans of the Wind written by Erik Christian Haugaard, illustrated by Milton Johnson (Houghton)
Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt (Follett)
Nobody’s Garden written by Cordelia Jones, illustrated by Victor G. Ambrus (Scribner)
The White Stone written by Gunnel Linde, illustrated by Imero Gobbato (Harcourt)
The Rough Road written by Margaret MacPherson, illustrated by Douglas Hall (Harcourt)
The King’s Fifth by Scott O’Dell (Houghton)
Boy Alone written by Reginald Ottley, illustrated by Clyde Pearson (Harcourt)
The Plan for Birdsmarsh written by K. M. Peyton, illustrated by Victor G. Ambrus (World)
One Is One by Barbara Leonie Picard (Holt)
Edie on the Warpath by E. C. Spykman (Harcourt)
Darkness Over the Land by Martha Bennett Stiles (Dial)

Folk Tales, Legends, and Fanciful Stories
The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander (Holt)
Backbone of the King written and illustrated by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
Over Sea, Under Stone written by Susan Cooper, illustrated by Margery Gill (Harcourt)
African Samson by Humphrey Harman (Viking)
The Kelpie’s Pearls written by Mollie Hunter, illustrated by Joseph Cellini (Funk)
Owlglass written and illustrated by Will Nickless (John Day)
Joy to the World written by Ruth Sawyer, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman (Little)
Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories written by Issac Bashevis Singer, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Harper)
Emily’s Voyage written by Emma Smith, illustrated by Irene Haas (Harcourt)
Once There Was and Was Not written by Virginia A. Tashjian, based on stories by H. Toumanian, illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian (Little)

Biography, History, Poetry, and Nature
Introduction to Tomorrow: The United States and the Wider World, 1945-1965 by Robert G. Abernethy (Harcourt)
The Sparrow Bush written by Elizabeth Coatsworth, illustrated by Stefan Martin (Norton)
The Bayeux Tapestry: The Story of the Norman Conquest: 1066 by Norman Denny and Josephine Filmer-Sankey (Atheneum)
Valley of the Smallest written by Aileen Fisher, illustrated by Jean Zallinger (Crowell)
Tormented Angel: A Life of John Henry Newman by Emmeline Garnett (Farrar)
The Civil War in Spain written by Robert Goldston, illustrated by Donald Carrick (Bobbs)
Noah’s Journey written by George MacBeth, illustrated by Margaret Gordon (Viking)
Shaw’s Fortune: The Picture Story of a Colonial Plantation written and illustrated by Edwin Tunis (World)

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