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He must have been pissed.

1   In hunting down a quote in the June 1972 issue of the Magazine, I happened upon a note that resonates with the recent debate over the ALA awards and confidentiality. Under "Staff Notes," in the Hunt Breakfast (yesteryear's Impromptu column) the first entry is:     "Paul Heins...

Horn Book Reminiscences From Jill Paton Walsh and John Rowe Townsend

From Jill Paton Walsh and John Rowe TownsendPaul Heins was a Bostonian born and bred: a perfect Bostonian gentleman. (He was not a Boston Brahmin, but then, you do not have to be a Brahmin to be a gentleman.) Ethel was a New Englander by adoption. Together they seemed to...

In Protest

Editorial by Paul HeinsOne of the strangest and most unexpected communications ever received by the editor of The Horn Book Magazine consists of pages 433 to 440 of the October 1972 issue ripped out from the body of the magazine, stapled together, and headed by the words “In protest.” It...

“Gold and Frankincense and Myrrh”

In a strange way, every day is a day of gift-giving for those who work with children and books. Such words, of course, should be no more than whispered; for who can endure to think that he or she has made a routine of what should be spontaneous? But if...

Horn Book Magazine Editors

  Bertha Mahony Miller founder of Horn Book, editor from 1924 to 1951 Bertha Everett Mahony Miller was born in 1882. She joined the staff of the Women’s Educational and Industrial Union which protected and promoted the status of Boston’s working women, in 1906. Ten years later, under the auspices...

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