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Archives for 1977

Horn Book Fanfare 1977

Best books of 1977 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 Who’s in Rabbit’s House? retold by Verna Aardema, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon (Dial) Anno’s Counting Book written and illustrated by Mitsumasa Anno (Crowell) Come […]

Profile of 1977 Newbery Medal winner Mildred D. Taylor

by Phyllis J. Fogelman “A natural writer” is an overused expression I don’t particularly like, but in speaking of Mildred Taylor it seems absolutely appropriate. Mildred’s words flow smoothly, effortlessly, it seems, and they abound in richness, harmony, and rhythm. Her stories unfold in a full, leisurely way, well suited to and evocative of her […]

The Dillons on the Dillions

Diane Dillon by Leo Dillon DIANE DILLON is one of the finest artists I’ve ever known, and I realized it even before I met her. I was at Parsons School of Design in New York City when one day I noticed a painting hanging on the wall at a student exhibition. It was a painting […]

Confronting the Ovens: The Holocaust and Juvenile Fiction

by Eric A. Kimmel When I was a child in Brooklyn there were several people in our neighborhood with numbers — small faint numbers neatly tattooed on the undersides of their wrists. We were not supposed to stare, but I can remember that even at an early age I could not tear my eyes away […]