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Archives for 1972

McLuhan, Youth, and Literature: Part II

By Eleanor Cameron I believe it is a pity that considerable sums, taken out of tight library budgets, should be expended on sometimes as many as ten copies of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Knopf) and that hard-won classroom time should be given over to the reading aloud of a book without quality or lasting content. And […]

Horn Book Fanfare 1972

Best books of 1972 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 Hosie’s Alphabet written by Hosea, Tobias, and Lisa Baskin, illustrated by Leonard Baskin (Viking) Count and See photographed by Tana Hoban (Macmillan) George and Martha written […]

McLuhan, Youth, and Literature: Part I

By Eleanor Cameron In an age of television watching, I am probably, like most of you, a reading animal. It might even be that this hunger for reading, which seems to increase with age, is being sharpened by my aversion to those attitudes and practices which have called forth the ideas of Marshall McLuhan. I […]

Roald Dahl Letter to Paul Heins (October 6, 1972)

GYPSY HOUSE GREAT MISSENDEN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 6th October, 1972 Paul Heins Esq., The Horn Book, 585 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass.02116 U.S.A. Dear Mr. Heins, Kaye Webb has told me that Eleanor Cameron dislikes “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” intensely. She added that you weren’t crazy about it either. Both of you are entitled to think what […]