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Archives for 1967

Horn Book Fanfare 1967

Best books of 1967 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 Drummer Hoff adapted by Barbara Emberley, illustrated by Ed Emberley (Prentice) A Green Christmas written by Theodora Kroeber, illustrated by John Larrecq (Parnassus) Mr. Miacca illustrated […]

Review of From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg 162 pp.     Atheneum     1967     $3.95 If there were such a thing as a recipe for a successful children’s book — for which we can be grateful there is not — this one would doubtless violate all the rules. The main characters are […]

Review of The Outsiders

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton 188 pp.     Viking     1967     $3.95 The teen-agers of the Oklahoma community in this novel are divided into the haves and have-nots: the Mustang and madras-shirt set known as the Socs and the long-haired, leather-jacketed, knife-and-chain set known as the greasers. When they meet in vacant lots […]

Review of The Egypt Game

The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder; illus. by Alton Raible 215 pp.     Atheneum     1967     $3.95 An abandoned, closed-in yard behind an antique shop was the perfect place to play the Egypt Game. The children could put up their altars to Set, the Evil One, and to Nefertiti or Isis (as the bust of Nefertiti […]

Review of Zeely

Zeely by Virginia Hamilton; illus. by Symeon Shimin 122 pp.     Macmillan     1967     $3.95     g In a unique, plotless story, the unusual is first suggested when Elizabeth decides to call her little brother Toeboy and herself Geeder for the summer. The old house on Uncle Ross’ farm and the outdoors of catalpa forest, hen yard, […]