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Mama Klassen's Goat

If you watched the Liza Baker Talks with Roger video interviews earlier this month (go ahead — we'll wait!), you'll see in the second video — "How a Book Is Made: The Three Billy Goats Gruff" — at about the 24-minute mark, this fantabulous surprise gift handed to me by Liza. Below are close-ups of the felted goat...made by Jon Klassen's mom! 

Read more from the Horn Book by and about Mama Klassen's talented son, who I first met at the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards in 2012, where he was accepting the Picture Book award for Extra Yarn, written by Mac Barnett, who also wrote The Three Billy Goats Gruff; and then at the Boston Book Festival* in 2016. Also browse the Guide/Reviews Database for books about: Goats; Folktales; The ArtsHandicrafts and Hobbies.

*This year's BBF is coming up, October 29, and we'll be there!

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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