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Review of Odder

      

After the Call: A Chance to Take Root

This is a plaque at Zoo Atlanta honoring Ivan, the western lowland gorilla who inspired The One and Only Ivan. (The young woman is Ariana Greenblatt, who played Julia in the movie.) Children from all over the world visit this spot because they know Ivan’s story. And they know his...
      

Review of Willodeen

Willodeen by Katherine Applegate; illus. by Charles Santoso Intermediate    Feiwel    272 pp.    g 9/21    978-1-250-14740-0    $16.99 e-book ed.  978-1-250-14741-7    $9.99 Applegate’s (Wishtree, rev. 11/17; The One and Only Bob, rev. 7/20) latest novel is set in a town that is home to two creatures unfamiliar to us but affected by...
      

Publishers' Preview: Fall 2021: Five Questions for Katherine Applegate

This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2021 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Publishers’ Previews: Fall 2021, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by Migratory visits of...
      

Review of The One and Only Bob

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The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate; illus. by Patricia Castelao Intermediate    Harper/HarperCollins    338 pp.    g 5/20    978-0-06-299131-7    $18.99 Applegate revisits the beloved cast of characters from her Newbery Medal–winning The One and Only Ivan (rev. 1/12), but this time from a different viewpoint. Bob, the tenacious mutt (“some...
      

Kidlit cares some more

Recently, as Siân tore her eyes away from Patrick Ness’s Twitter feed to tell us, a whole bunch of people, many of them children’s and YA authors, got together and raised a skyrocketing sum for Save the Children to aid Syrian refugees. Astounding as this example was, it’s not the...
      

Katherine Applegate on Crenshaw

In our September/October issue, HB editorial assistant Shoshana Flax asked Katherine Applegate about the impetus for her touching new novel Crenshaw. Read the full starred review of Crenshaw here.Shoshana Flax: Which came first: the idea of writing about an imaginary friend or about a boy and his family dealing with...
      

Review of Crenshaw

Crenshawby Katherine ApplegateIntermediate   Feiwel   243 pp.9/15   978-1-250-04323-8   $16.99   ge-book ed. 978-1-250-08022-6   $9.99Jackson is a scientist, a skeptic, and nobody’s fool. He’s the resilient fifth-grader (the “most grown-up one in the house”) in a dreamy, overwhelmed family that has fallen on hard times. But sometimes even the hyper-competent need help, and...
      

Review of Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story 
of the Shopping Mall Gorillaby Katherine Applegate; 
illus. by G. Brian KarasPrimary, Intermediate    Clarion    40 pp.10/14    978-0-544-25230-1    $17.99    gApplegate introduces young readers to the true story that inspired her Newbery Medal–winning novel The One and Only Ivan (rev. 1/12). “In leafy calm, / in gentle...
      

A Profile of Katherine Applegate

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Katherine Applegate and Michael GrantKatherine Applegate was born a very long time ago in Michigan. She grew up in the suburbs, suffered no major traumas, was not shaped by great historical events, and never learned storytelling at the feet of a wise and wonderful grandmother.She attended school where she practiced...
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