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Archives for 1976

Horn Book Fanfare 1976

Best books of 1976 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 Six Little Ducks retold and illustrated by Chris Conover (Crowell) Wild Robin retold and illustrated by Susan Jeffers (Dutton) A Northern Nativity written and illustrated by […]

Virginia Haviland’s reviews of The Search for Delicious and Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Natalie Babbitt, Author-Illustrator     The Search for Delicious     g 167 pp.    Farrar    $3.95 Another allegorical story points up the foolishness of a petty argument that leads to a full-scale conflict. The folly begins at court with such a heated disagreement over a definition for “delicious” that DeCree, lexicographer and Prime Minister, sends his assistant, twelve-year-old Gaylen, […]

Leo and Diane Dillon

by Phyllis J. Fogelman DIANE AND LEO DILLON were born just eleven days apart in the month of March and both recall loving to draw for as long as they can remember. Although there are other similarities in their backgrounds, there are also  great differences. Leo was born and brought up in Brooklyn, New York. […]

Susan Cooper Letter to Ethel L. Heins (May 10, 1976)

 Winchester, Mass 01890 10th May 1976 Dear Ethel, I was in Margaret’s office when your letter and photocopy of the Newbery speech arrived, so carried them off. If you were afraid you might be sounding persnickety just wait till you read me! I am starting on the assumption that since this is a reprint of […]

Where Do All the Prizes Go?: The Case for Nonfiction

By Milton Meltzer Every year since 1922 the Newbery Medal has been awarded to an author for “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.“ Of the fifty-three Newbery winners to date, how many have been nonfiction? Only five: Hendrik Van Loon’s Story of Mankind (Liveright), the very first, in 1922; Cornelia Meigs’ Invincible Louisa (Little), 1934; […]

Where Do All the Prizes Go? The Case for Nonfiction

by Milton Meltzer Every year since 1922 the Newbery Medal has been awarded to an author for “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.” Of the fifty-three Newbery winners to date, how many have been nonfiction? Only five: Hendrik Van Loon’s Story of Mankind (Liveright), the very first, in 1922; Cornelia Meigs’ Invincible […]