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Archives for 1979

Horn Book Fanfare 1979

Best books of 1979 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 Why the Tides Ebb and Flow written by Joan Chase Bowden, illustrated by Marc Brown (Houghton) King Krakus and the Dragon written and illustrated by Janina […]

Review of Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost; illustrated by Susan Jeffers 32 pp. Dutton 1978 ISBN 0-525-40115-6 $7.95 A beautiful picture book, handsomely designed, which is obviously an inspired creation. The illustrator, working with artistry and skill and reflecting both the wintry atmosphere and the natural serenity of the poem, has made […]

Hans Christian Andersen Medal Acceptance

by Paula Fox One morning, years ago when I was young, I was walking along the sea at a place called South Beach on an island off the coast of Massachusetts. At the edge of the waves, drying in the sunlight, was a small sealed bottle. Inside it I could see a written card, but […]

On Poetry and Black American Poets

by Ashley Bryan I walk through woods to the shore of an island off the coast of Maine. Poems are in my head and in the notebook I carry. You would think, to see me, that I am walking alone, but I feel that poets are with me. They listen, encourage, and respond to the […]