Salley Mavor's cover art

Martha, Cathie, and I went to Kitty's house, and just LOOK what came "out of the box":

It's the original art by Salley Mavor from her January/February 2012 Horn Book Magazine cover! This  cover was overwhelmingly crowned winner of Horn Book Cover Madness: January/February, and its very generous owner -- a Friend of the Horn Book who asked to remain anonymous and to whom we are eternally grateful -- has donated it back to the Horn Book. Thanks to Cathie for transporting it, and thanks to Kitty, a longtime Mavor fan, for hosting its very special unboxing event (and for snapping that last pic).

Horn Book Cover Madness continues; vote here for May/June -- Kadir Nelson and Grace Lin. More details are here

Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc. She holds an MA from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons University and a BA from Oberlin College.

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