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Horn Book Fanfare 1980

Horn Book Fanfare

Best books of 1980

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
Anno’s Italy illustrated by Mitsumasa Anno (Philomel)
The Three Little Pigs illustrated by Erik Blegvad (Atheneum/McElderry)
My Friend Jacob written by Lucille Clifton, illustrated by Thomas DiGrazia (Dutton)
The Fisherman and His Wife: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm written by Jakob and
Wilhelm Grimm, translated by Randall Jarrell, illustrated by Margot Zemach (Farrar)
Fables written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel (Harper)

Anywhere Else But Here by Bruce Clements (Farrar)
Conrad’s War by Andrew Davies (Crown)
Footsteps by Leon Garfield (Delacorte)
Chase Me, Catch Nobody! by Erik Christian Haugaard (Houghton)
The People Therein by Mildred Lee (Houghton/Clarion)
Fanny’s Sister written by Penelope Lively, illustrated by Anita Lobel (Dutton)
Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson (Crowell)
A Child’s Christmas in Wales written by Dylan Thomas, illustrated by Edward Ardizzone (Godine)
When No One Was Looking by Rosemary Wells (Dial)
Fathom Five by Robert Westall (Greenwillow)

Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum retold and illustrated by Ashley Bryan (Atheneum)
Memory: How It Works and How to Improve It by Roy A. Gallant (Four Winds)
How the Forest Grew written by William Jaspersohn, illustrated by Chuck Eckart (Greenwillow)
No Way of Knowing: Dallas Poems by Myra Cohn Livingston (Atheneum/McElderry)
Unbuilding written and illustrated by David Macaulay (Houghton)
All Times, All Peoples: A World History of Slavery written by Milton Meltzer, illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher (Harper)
The Honey Book written by Lucille Recht Penner, illustrated with photographs and reproductions arranged by Ronnie Ann Herman (Hastings)

Of Interest to Adults
Babies Need Books by Dorothy Butler (Atheneum)
The Art of Maurice Sendak by Selma G. Lanes (Abrams)
A Nursery Companion compiled by Iona and Peter Opie (Oxford)
Edward Ardizzone: Artist and Illustrator by Gabriel White (Schocken)

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