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Horn Book Fanfare 1970

Horn Book Fanfare

Best books of 1970

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
Topsy-Turvies: Pictures to Stretch the Imagination illustrated by Mitsumasa Anno (Walker/Weatherhill)
Journey to the Moon illustrated by Erich Fuchs (Delacorte)
Every Man Heart Lay Down written by Lorenz Graham, illustrated by Colleen Browning (Crowell)
Dionysos and the Pirates: Homeric Hymn Number Seven translated by Penelope Proddow, illustrated by Barbara Cooney (Doubleday)
The Angry Moon retold by William Sleator, illustrated by Blair Lent (Atlantic-Little)

Stories
The Summer of the Swans written by Betsy Byars, illustrated by Ted CoConis (Viking)
Come By Here written by Olivia Coolidge, illustrated by Milton Johnson (Houghton)
Dawn of Fear written by Susan Cooper, illustrated by Margery Gill (Harcourt)
The Drummer Boy written by Leon Garfield, illustrated by Antony Maitland (Pantheon)
The Overland Launch written and illustrated by C. Walter Hodges
The Other People by Jane McNeill (Little)
Ravensgill by William Mayne (Dutton)
Sing Down the Moon by Scott O’Dell (Houghton)
Flambards in Summer written by K. M. Peyton, illustrated by Victor G. Ambrus (World)
Three Lives for the Czar by Stephanie Plowman (Houghton)
Friedrich by Hans Peter Richter, translated from the German by Edite Kroll (Holt)
The Intruder by John Rowe Townsend (Lippincott)
Fireweed by Jill Paton Walsh (Farrar)

Fantasy and Science Fiction
The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian by Lloyd Alexander (Dutton)
Kneeknock Rise
written and illustrated by Natalie Babbitt (Farar)
Enchantress from the Stars written by Sylvia Louise Engdahl, illustrated by Rodney Shackell (Atheneum)
The Moon in the Cloud
by Rosemary Harris (Macmillan)
Frog and Toad Are Friends written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel (Harper)

History
Red Hawk’s Account of Custer’s Last Battle: The Battle of the Little Bighorn, 25 June 1876 written and illustrated by Paul and Dorothy Goble (Pantheon)

Anthology
A Flock of Words: An Anthology of Poetry for Children and Others
edited by David Mackay, illustrated by Margery Gill (Harcourt)

Music
Jim Along, Josie: A Collection of Folk Songs and Singing Games for Young Children
compiled by Nancy and John Langstaff, piano arrangements by Seymour Barab, guitar chords by Happy Traum, illustrated by Jan Pienkowski (Harcourt)

New Editions and reissues
Goblin Market written by Christina Rossetti, illustrated by Arthur Rackham (Watts)
Deirdre written by James Stephens, illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian (Macmillan)

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