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Horn Book Fanfare 1982

Horn Book Fanfare

Best books of 1982

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 Britain written and illustrated by Mitsumasa Anno (Philomel)
Shadow written by Blaise Cendrars, translated and illustrated by Marcia Brown (Scribner)
Miss Rumphius written and illustrated by Barbara Cooney (Viking)
Alfie Gets in First written and illustrated by Shirley Hughes (Lothrop)
The Philharmonic Gets Dressed written by Karla Kuskin, illustrated by Marc Simont (Harper)
When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Diane Goode (Dutton)
Doctor De Soto written and illustrated by William Steig (Farrar)
A Chair for My Mother written and illustrated by Vera B. Williams (Greenwillow)

The Kestrel by Lloyd Alexander (Dutton)
The Refugee Summer by Edward Fenton (Delacorte)
Homesick: My Own Story written by Jean Fritz, illustrated by Margot Tomes (Putnam)
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia Hamilton (Philomel)
The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley (Greenwillow)
Good Night, Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian (Harper)
The Borrowers Avenged written by Mary Norton, illustrated by Beth and Joe Krush (Harcourt)
Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park (Atheneum)
Ask Me No Questions by Ann Schlee (Holt)
The Golem written by Isaac Bashevis Singer, illustrated by Uri Shulevitz (Farrar)
Break of Dark by Robert Westall (Greenwillow)

How Pleasant to Know Mr. Lear! Edward Lear’s Selected Works written and illustrated by Edward Lear, with an introduction and notes by Myra Cohn Livingston (Holiday)
If I Had a Paka: Poems in Eleven Languages written by Charlotte Pomerantz, illustrated by Nancy Tafuri (Greenwillow)

A Cat’s Body written by Joanna Cole, illustrated with photographs by Jerome Wexler (Morrow)
Chimney Sweeps: Yesterday and Today written by James Cross Giblin, illustrated by Margot Tomes (Crowell)
Hiroshima No Pika written and illustrated by Toshi Maruki (Lothrop)
Lobo of the Tasaday written and photographed by John Nance (Pantheon)
Cotton written by Millicent E. Selsam, illustrated with photographs by Jerome Wexler
Sky Watchers of Ages Past by Malcolm E. Weiss, illustrated by Eliza McFadden (Houghton)

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