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Preview May/June 2015 Horn Book Magazine: Special Issue: Transformations

May/June 2015 Horn Book MagazineSpecial Issue: Transformations

Cover art by Bob Staake.

Transformers: Reflections on transforming well-known stories, from Susan Cooper, Jerry Pinkney, Malinda Lo, Donna Jo Napoli, H. Chuku Lee & Pat Cummings, Gareth Hinds, T. A. Barron, and Christine Heppermann.

“Hijacking the Pumpkin Coach”: Gregory Maguire shares his storytelling inspirations.

“Book and Me”: Introducing a new comics series from Charise Mericle Harper.

The Writer’s Page: Alice Hoffman’s appreciation of Edward Eager, and his appreciation of E. Nesbit.

“Apples to Elephants”: SLJ blogger Betsy Bird examines the transition some artists have made between animation and illustration.

Thom Barthelmess interviews four authors whose writing has gone “From Series to Serious.”

Horn Book reviewer Betty Carter asks, “What Makes a Good Nonfiction Adaptation?”

Field Notes: In honor of the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, fourth-grade teacher Monica Edinger discusses “Alice, the Transformer” in the classroom.

Librarian and storyteller Lee McLain: “What Makes a Good Fractured Fairy Tale?”

From The Guide: Board Book Transformations.

Impromptu: Books back in print and Books by our friends.

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