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Horn Book Fanfare 1973

Horn Book Fanfare

Best books of 1973

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
It’s Raining Said John Twaining translated and illustrated by N. M. Bodecker (Atheneum)
Father Christmas written and illustrated by Raymond Briggs (Coward)
Three Jovial Huntsmen adapted and illustrated by Susan Jeffers (Bradbury)
The Magician adapted and illustrated by Uri Shulevitz (Macmillan)
Duffy and the Devil written by Harve Zemach, illustrated by Margot Zemach (Farrar)

In the Company of Clowns written by Martha Bacon, illustrated by Richard Cuffari (Atlantic-Little)
Carrie’s War written by Nina Bawden, illustrated by Colleen Browning (Lippincott)
The Dark Is Rising written by Susan Cooper, illustrated by Alan E. Cober (Atheneum)
The Dancing Bear written by Peter Dickinson, illustrated by David Smee (Atlantic-Little)
The Slave Dancer written by Paula Fox, illustrated by Eros Keith (Bradbury)
The Glassblower’s Children written by Maria Gripe, illustrated by Harald Gripe (Delacorte)
The Writing on the Hearth written by Cynthia Harnett, illustrated by Gareth Floyd (Viking)
A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver written and illustrated by E. L. Konigsburg (Atheneum)
Tom Ass or The Second Gift written by Ann Lawrence, illustrated by Mila Lazarevich (Walck)
An Old Tale Carved Out of Stone by A. Linevski (Crown)
The Ghost of Thomas Kempe written by Penelope Lively, illustrated by Antony Maitland (Dutton)
A Pattern of Roses written and illustrated by K. M. Peyton (Crowell)
The Satanic Mill by Otfried Preussler (Macmillan)
The Genie of Sutton Place by George Selden (Farrar)

Folk Tales, Legends, and Mythology
The Golden Shadow written by Leon Garfield and Edward Blishen, illustrated by Charles Keeping (Pantheon)
The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm written by the Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (Farrar)
Tom Thumb written by the Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Felix Hoffmann (Atheneum)
The Other World: Myths of the Celts written by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by Eros Keith (Farrar)

The Raucous Auk: A Menagerie of Poems written by Mary Ann Hoberman, illustrated by Joseph Low (Viking)

History and Biography
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? written by Jean Fritz, illustrated by Margot Tomes (Coward)
Evolution of a Scientist: The Two Worlds of Theodosius Dobzhansky by Barbara Land (Crowell)
The Visionary Girls: Witchcraft in Salem Village by Marion Starkey (Little)
The Tavern at the Ferry written and illustrated by Edwin Tunis (Crowell)

Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction written and illustrated by David Macaulay (Houghton)

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