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A true Dutch treat

Fairy_GodfatherI hope you jumped on those Sutherland Lecture tickets yesterday because they are gone baby gone–I understand that even the waiting list is full. A big fan of John Green’s books, I am nevertheless nervous about being in an auditorium filled with John Green Girls, beautiful, complicated and ka-razy creatures that they are. Or do I infer too much? Come say hello–I’ll be the flustered chaperone in the corner.

In the meantime I am off to White Plains today to visit Brian Kenney’s library and speak to the Youth Services Section of  NYLA tomorrow morning. Then a weekend with our lovely Dutch friends in Rye, taking the adorable Julia, Mads, and Lizze to see Matilda on Broadway, for what else are fee peetvaders for?

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. Aw, gee, I want a fee peetvader too.

  2. KT Horning says:

    You haven’t seen “beautiful, complicated and kra-zy” groupies until you see the college boys who turn out for James St. James.

  3. Have a great time!

  4. Because I seem to be turning into a bit of a killjoy in general, I feel the need to say: given all of the recent discussion within John Green’s fan community (a conversation not necessarily being heard outside of it in our own adult kidlit community) about misogyny and the place/treatment of girls within that fandom– including serious allegations and prosecution– it’s maybe not the right time for this sort of characterization of JG’s audience. Or, to go further, maybe this sort of understanding is part of what isn’t helping?

    Meanwhile, hope the lecture goes well, and that you have a wonderful time this week in New York!

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