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Horn Book Fanfare 1969

Horn Book Fanfare

Best books of 1969

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
Goggles! written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats (Macmillan)
Jonah and the Lord written by George MacBeth, illustrated by Margaret Gordon (Holt)
Suho and the White Horse: A Legend of Mongolia written by Yuzo Otsuka, translated by Yaksuko Hirawa, illustrated by Suekichi Akaba (Bobbs)
Rain Rain Rivers written and illustrated by Uri Shulevitz (Farrar)
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble written and illustrated by William Steig (Windmill/Simon)
Thy Friend, Obadiah written and illustrated by Brinton Turkle (Viking)
The Judge: An Untrue Tale written by Harve Zemach, illustrated by Margot Zemach (Farrar)

Sounder written by William H. Armstrong, illustrated by James Barkley (Harper)
Where the Lilies Bloom written by Vera and Bill Cleaver, illustrated by Ray Cruz (Lippincott)
The Face of Abraham Candle by Bruce Clements (Farrar)
I’ll Get There. It Better Be Worth the Trip by John Donovan (Harper)
The King’s Falcon written by Paula Fox, illustrated by Eros Keith (Bradbury)
Black Jack written by Leon Garfield, illustrated by Antony Maitland (Pantheon)
Our Eddie by Sulamith Ish-Kishor (Pantheon)
The Skating Rink by Mildred Lee (Seabury)
Pistol by Adrienne Richard (Atlantic-Little)
The Cay by Theodore Taylor (Doubleday)
Trouble in the Jungle by John Rowe Townsend (Lippincott)

Fantasy and Folk Tales
The Search for Delicious written and illustrated by Natalie Babbitt (Farrar)
Charlotte Sometimes written by Penelope Farmer, illustrated by Chris Connor (Harcourt)
The Cold Flame written by James Reeves, illustrated by Charles Keeping (Meredith)

People and Places
New Moon Cove written and photographed by Ann Atwood (Scribner)
In the Land of Ur: The Discovery of Ancient Mesopotamia by Hans Baumann, translated from the German by Stella Humphries, illustrated with photographs and drawings (Pantheon)
The Mystery of Stonehenge written by Franklyn M. Branley, illustrated by Victor G. Ambrus (Crowell)
The Color of Man written by Robert Cohen, illustrated with photographs by Ken Heyman (Random)
Lady Queen Anne: A Biography of Queen Anne of England by Margaret Hodges, illustrated with photographs (Farrar)

Art and Music
The Many Ways of Seeing: An Introduction to the Pleasures of Art by Janet Gaylord Moore, illustrated with reproductions (World)
Savez-vous Planter les Choux? And Other French Songs selected and illustrated by Anne Rockwell (World)

New Editions
The Lost Zoo written by Countee Cullen, illustrated by Joseph Low (Follett)
The Light Princess written by George MacDonald, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Farrar)

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