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>I guess it wasn’t all candlelight and butter churns

>Or maybe it was, and that was the trouble.

Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. Jennifer Schultz says:

    >Yikes. So very sad.

  2. Anonymous says:

    >A lot of royalties at stake there! Yes, very sad – and one wonders what sort of a mother she was.

  3. Anonymous says:

    >"Happy families are all alike . . ."

  4. Anonymous says:

    >I thought you were referring to this!
    Of course, LIW would be rolling in her candlelight and butterchurn if she knew what TV had done to her!

  5. Anonymous says:

    >Nothing like a funeral to bring out family drama. Usually, the people who tell me they've had perfect childhoods and perfect parents are major alcoholics and druggies, and so are their families.

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