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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

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

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...

Two and one-half questions for Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant

Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant coauthored (pseudonymously) the Animorphs series back in the 1990s; both husband and wife went onto successful solo careers, with Grant authoring the popular Gone series and the recent BZRK, and Applegate most recently winning the Newbery Medal for The One and Only Ivan. Eve &...

Review of The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate; 
illus. by Patricia CastelaoIntermediate    Harper/HarperCollins    305 pp.1/12    978-0-06-199225-4    $16.99    ge-book ed.  978-0-06-210198-3    $9.99“I am Ivan. I am a gorilla. / It’s not as easy as it looks.” In short chapters (the book has an open layout and frequent illustrations) that have the...

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