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Peter H. Reynolds Talks with Roger

Peter H. Reynolds talks with Roger: Video Edition

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I was always in and out of Peter H. Reynolds’s store when I was a kid, but back then — half a century ago! — it was a five-and-dime store situated down the street from St. Mary’s, across the way from the movie theater, and around the corner from Dunkin’s, thus pretty much at the center of the Dedham kids’ universe. But ten years ago Peter and his twin brother Paul turned that storefront into The Blue Bunny, a children’s book and toy shop. Shades of John Newbery! I was pleased to go home again to visit The Blue Bunny (named for the signature motif of Dedham Pottery) and talk to Peter about his new book Happy Dreamer, the author-illustrator’s first book with Scholastic.

Watch the video interview below or click here to view on YouTube.



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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. This was such a wonderful and insightful interview. Peter not only produces amazing work but it is sincere and in touch with the things that really matter. That combination is why kids relate so well to his work.

  2. Lovely interview, Roger and Peter. Long live the happy dreamers! (By the way, you also sold a copy of the book…which I’ll get at my local indie bookstore here in Boulder.)

  3. Thanks Roger and Peter for the uplifting talk. I, too, was a Blue Bird. And a Dreamer. I can soooo relate. And I love the Amazing, Delightful, Happy Dreamer! Kudos to another delightful book, Peter.

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