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Horn Book Fanfare 1968

Horn Book Fanfare

Best books of 1968

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 Little Drummer Boy written by Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati and Harry Simeone, illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats (Macmillan)
Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky: An African Folktale written by Elphinstone Dayrell, illustrated by Blair Lent (Houghton)
The Adventures of Paddy Pork illustrated by John S. Goodall (Harcourt)
Rosie’s Walk written and illustrated by Pat Hutchins (Macmillan)
The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship: A Russian Tale retold by Arthur Ransome, illustrated by Uri Shulevitz (Farrar)
Chinese Mother Goose Rhymes selected by Robert Wyndham, illustrated by Ed Young (World)
Greyling: A Picture Story from the Islands of Shetland written by Jane Yolen, illustrated by William Stobbs (World)

Stories
Young Mark: The Story of a Venture written by E. M. Almedingen, illustrated by Victor G. Ambrus (Farrar)
Sophia Scrooby Preserved written by Martha Bacon, illustrated by David Omar White (Atlantic-Little)
Bimby written and illustrated by Peter Burchard (Coward)
The Owl Service by Alan Garner (Walck)
The Rider and his Horse written by Erik Christian Haugaard, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon (Houghton)
The Flight of the Doves by Walter Macken (Macmillan)
Flambards written by K. M. Peyton, illustrated by Victor G. Ambrus (World)
The Dream Time written by Henry Treece, illustrated by Charles Keeping (Meredith)
The Mukhtar’s Children by Sally Watson (Holt)
A Racecourse for Andy written by Patricia Wrightson, illustrated by Margaret Horder (Harcourt)
Wildcat Under Glass by Alki Zei (Holt)
The Pigman by Paul Zindel (Harper)

Folk Tales and Legends
When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw & Other Stories written by Isaac Bashevis Singer, illustrated by Margot Zemach (Farrar)

Fantasy
The High King by Lloyd Alexander (Holt)
The Spring Rider by John Lawson (Crowell)
A Wizard of Earthsea written by Ursula K. Le Guin, illustrated by Ruth Robbins (Parnassus)

Biography and History
We Alcotts written by Aileen Fisher and Olive Rabe, decorations by Ellen Raskin (Atheneum)
The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia by Esther Hautzig (Crowell)
To Be a Slave written by Julius Lester, illustrated by Tom Feelings (Dial)

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