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Archives for August 2006

>Betsy Halbrooks, R.I.P

>Betsy Halbrooks was the mainstay of our office for many years, and I’m sorry I never had the chance to meet her. This obit gives a good idea of what she was like, and her own reminiscence of her Horn Book career was published in our 75th anniversary issue.

>September Stars

>Here are the books that will receive starred reviews in the September/October issue of the Horn Book Magazine, arranged in the order they will appear in the magazine: The Cow Who Clucked(Holt)written and illustrated by Denise Fleming One Potato, Two Potato(Farrar)written by Cynthia DeFelice, illustrated by Andrea U’Ren Boo and Baa Have Company(R&S/Farrar)written by Lena […]

>Emily Litella is confused.

> She’s going to play WHO?

>Abridge too far?

>In proofreading the Fall issue of the Horn Book Guide today, I came across a series published by Sterling called Classic Starts, a series of–well, let’s not here get into a discussion of the term “classic,” we’ll instead go with “famous and copyright-free”–novels abridged and retold for young readers. Titles include Huck Finn, Little Women, […]