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Archives for 1983

Horn Book Fanfare 1983

Best books of 1983 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 The Baby’s Catalogue written and illustrated by Janet and Allan Ahlberg (Atlantic-Little) The Best Town in the World written by Byrd Baylor, illustrated by Ronald Himler […]

Shadows and Marcia Brown’s Shadow

by Elizabeth F. Howard Like many fine works of literature or art Shadow* evokes ever new understandings, promotes questions, and arouses controversy. What a picture book conveys to readers, its creators can only partially predict. Like any book Shadow casts its own shadows, and these both cloud and transfigure whatever the author, artist, publisher, librarians, […]

Review of The BFG

The BFG by Roald Dahl; illus. by Quentin Blake Intermediate     Farrar     221 pp. 1982     0-374-30469-6     $10.95 The BFG is a big friendly giant who kidnaps the orphan Sophie right out of her bed one dark night. He takes her back to Giant Country, the land of the horrible giants Fleshlumpeater, Childchewer, and the rest. All […]